ERIC Number: ED247640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
How to Conduct Productive and Not-Too-Long Board Meetings.
Productive board meetings entail well-planned agenda, effective chairpersons, and on-task focuses which avoid extraneous issues and fruitless, time-consuming discussions. Members should understand the agenda's chief points beforehand or be prepared to make pertinent inquiries which administrators anticipate. Tips for chairpersons include keeping members informed about problems and insisting they reciprocate. Agenda building is an important superintendent task; proposed approaches vary from giving each topic its own page and recommendation rationale, to printing motions closely following recommendations, providing space for members to tabulate voting records, and including topic-related board policies, statutes, or regulations. Sources for further investigation follow. (KS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (Houston, TX, March 31-April 3, 1984).