ERIC Number: ED081089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Board-Administrator Relationships. Educational Management Review Series Number 22.
Theoretically, the relationship between boards of education and school administrators is well-defined -- the board makes policies, and the superintendent implements those policies. However, the lines of responsibility are not that clear-cut, leading to a variety of problems involving school boards and administrators. In examining documents dealing with the board-administrator relationship, this review focuses on maintaining the harmonious relationship, contemporary issues and solutions, and the future. A common theme is that mutual respect, trust, and support between board members and superintendents are key elements in any successful educational organization. Some of the contemporary problems discussed include ways of changing the present school system, legal and social accountability, imbalances of power, and collective negotiation. Predictions about the future, centering primarily on school boards, range from suggestions for revised functions to replacement by "consensus organizations." Ten of the documents are available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service. (Author)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.