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ERIC Number: ED043095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
Pages: 19
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The Effectiveness of Written Board Policies.
Shannon, Thomas A.
Realizing that written policies must serve the board of education's several roles, this report attempts to identify and isolate the factors of effective written policies by analyzing them in terms of their relationship to the nature of the board of education. After considering this relationship, the report concludes that effective written policies should: (1) provide general authority and support for all programs and activities conducted by the school district, (2) establish priorities in the allocation of resources, (3) be brief yet complete, (4) be stable throughout administrative personnel changes, (5) contain a minimum of direct quotations from the law, and (6) have adequate provision for review and amendment. The report also offers seven separate steps for the adoption of an effective written policy and concludes with a discussion of the superintendent's task of devising administrative regulations and procedures to implement written policies. (JF)
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Note: Paper presented at National School Boards Association Annual Convention (Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 22-27, 1966)