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ERIC Number: ED137959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb-26
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Getting Good Board Members and Holding Them.
Goble, Nick
Although serving on a school board is frequently a thankless and difficult task, good board members must be recruited, since the elected school board is a cornerstone of our representative form of government and is a central element of local control. A recent increase in board member turnover is assignable to the large amount of time it takes to adequately perform board functions and to the frustrations with outside forces impinging on board members. Board members have experienced increased harassment in the form of union and taxpayer activism. The author suggests six ways to identify potential board candidates, including working with citizen committees and parents groups to find interested people. He advocates the use of local, state, and national orientation programs, as well as continuous inservice training, for board members. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (109th, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 25-28, 1977)