ERIC Number: ED137968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Directions for School Board Accountability--the Selection and Review of the School Executive.
DeMont, Billie C.
The last decade of educational accountability has not ushered in a millennium of professional optimism or achievement. The negative outcomes have been professional defensiveness and apathy toward systemwide efforts to make the schools more businesslike. Positive outcomes are an understanding of the professional self-discipline required in an organizational setting and a desire to enter into educational collaboration with our constituencies. The case has been made for school board accountability that capitalizes on these two gains. First, the school board is accountable for the selection and evaluation of the superintendent on the individual's demonstrated competencies. Secondly, the school board is accountable for reviewing the superintendent in efforts to collaborate with external publics on matters of educational and instructional improvements. There are specific behaviors and acts that can be documented and discovered in the search for the school executive and in the periodic review of that individual. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Selection, Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Leadership Responsibility, Motivation, Professional Personnel, School Community Relationship, Standards, Superintendents, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (37th, Houston, Texas, March 26-29, 1977)