ERIC Number: ED135083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
School Board Meetings. Research Report Number 1976-2.
National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.
This report first explores the conventional wisdom about what makes an effective school board meeting and then views what has been discovered about how boards actually conduct their business. Where it is clear that conventional wisdom and actual practice do not agree, questions are raised. It is recommended that a school board consciously consider its meeting behavior, thinking about the kind of board it is and the kind it wants to be; think of its goals and priorities and then try to tailor its meeting procedures to meet those goals; review the conventional wisdom, research, and recommendations made by researchers and then judge which practices it should adopt or adapt; and write its meeting procedures in bylaws and policy and follow them until such time as those procedures no longer work. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education, Curriculum, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Meetings, Superintendents
National School Boards Association, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 ($3.50, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.