ERIC Number: ED218797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Becoming a Better Board Member. A Guide to Effective School Board Service.
National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.
This guide to effective school board service is a "how-to" manual for school board members. The objective of the book is to condense the time board members need to become more effective school leaders, but it also contains information and advice intended to be helpful to experienced board members. Consisting of 17 chapters, the book is based on personal interviews with and surveys of school board members and school administrators. Included are many checklists, helpful hints, and illustrations designed for easy reading and understanding. The 17 chapters discuss getting on board, learning boardsmanship, board meetings, exercising board leadership, the board as decision maker, and boards and superintendents. Also covered are the board and the district staff, school boards and collective bargaining, the fundamentals of school finance, curriculum, and other matters (including transportation, food services, insurance, declining enrollment, use of facilities, and student discipline). The last three chapters discuss communication techniques, politics and the political process, and a board member's personal life (including time management, stress, and the benefits of board membership). (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Collective Bargaining, Communication (Thought Transfer), Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Meetings, Orientation, Orientation Materials, Policy Formation, Superintendents, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teachers
Publications, National School Boards Association, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20007 ($14.95, plus $2.75 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.