ERIC Number: ED196141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Ascent to Excellence in Catholic Education: A Guide to Effective Decision-Making.
Before 1960, the Catholic laity had virtually no say in the governance of Catholic schools. All decisions were made and handed down by bishops, pastors, and provincial superiors of religious orders. Now most dioceses and perhaps half the parishes in the country have a board or committee that shares significantly in decision-making about such matters as salaries and fringe benefits; tuition and fees; budgets; planning; overall evaluation of programs and personnel; policymaking; and the opening, closing, or consolidation of schools. This volume is a reference work offering specific guidance on a board's duties and opportunities. Discussed are a board's responsibilities in regard to planning, evaluation, and finance; and the relationships of board members with faculty, students, and the public. The appendices contain numerous models of various board functions. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Catholic Schools, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Organization, Policy Formation, Religious Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.