ERIC Number: ED239360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
How to Develop Board Policies for Small School Districts: Purpose, Process, Requirements, Categories, References.
Association of California School Administrators.
Prepared as a guide for developing new policies and revising existing ones, this report recognizes the need for assisting superintendents and school boards in small school districts in the improvement of board policies. Effective policies and regulations are precise and clear, consistent in style and format, readable, and regularly updated. Board policies fill several needs; they function as a guide for board decision-making, as policy for discretionary action, as a statement of position and a focus for change, and as explanation of policy implementation. The guide outlines steps in the process of building board policies from the development of the database to the prioritization of categories to be considered. Because small districts usually cannot afford consultants to develop their written policy, a detailed outline is provided that breaks down the various functions required in the development of a policy manual. One of the most important functions in policy establishment is making sure that legal requirements are reflected in board policies. Lists of resources, references, and policy categories are included. (MD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of California School Administrators.
Note: Written as one of the projects sponsored by the ACSA Small School District Superintendents' Committee during the 1978-79 school year.