ERIC Number: ED207142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
The Board's Responsibility for Attracting and Landing the Best Teaching Staff.
Cox, Dealous L.
Requiring administrators to develop and implement a plan for attracting and employing high quality personnel is an important responsibility of the board of education. In the West Linn school district in Oregon, efforts are directed at recruiting beginning teachers and outstanding teachers presently employed in other districts. A representative visits schools of education to obtain the names of the best students. Outstanding educators in other districts are identified. All those identified are invited to visit the district for an interview. The interview primarily provides information on personality, philosophy, voice, and physical characteristics. The interview should not be a cross-examination; rather it provides a way for the district representative and the candidate to learn about each other. Because high-potential candidates want opportunities for extensive staff development program is important in attracting extensive staff development porgram is important in attracting good teachers. Unique components of the West Linn staff development program are a professional development fund of $125 per teacher for nontraditional learning experiences and a college credit course for new staff tied to the district curriculum and supervision program. The district plan to attract and hold good teachers must finally focus on the very critical decision of granting tenure routinely or only to those who are gifted. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (41st, Dallas, TX, April 11-14, 1981).