ERIC Number: ED047364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Policies for Coping with the Critics. A School Board Policy Development Kit.
National School Boards Association, Waterford, CT. Educational Policies Service.
Written school board policies can demonstrate that boards welcome ideas from the people, that there are proper procedures for getting a hearing on complaints, and that staff and curriculum will be protected from pressure. The sample school board policies, administrative rules, and information statements in this kit are intended to facilitate the task of developing good procedure in several pertinent policy areas -- the handling of complaints, the teaching of controversial issues, and academic freedom. Criteria for evaluating a board's responsiveness to the community, suggested forms for reconsideration of books or social studies materials, and a guide to further reading are also provided. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Censorship, Community Control, Guidelines, Policy Formation, Public Relations, School Community Relationship
National School Boards Association, State National Bank Plaza, Evanston, Illinois 60201 (Cat. #70-60, 1-3 Kits $2.00, quantity discounts.)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Waterford, CT. Educational Policies Service.
Note: Cat. No. 70-60