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ERIC Number: ED277120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Handbook for the School Boards in America for the Selection of the Superintendent of Schools.
Chand, Krishan
Across the nation, about 16,000 school boards are responsible for selecting their chief school administrators, including the superintendent. To aid school boards with their selection process, this paper provides some helpful hints. First, boards need to establish goals, philosophy, and school district needs and determine all possible alternatives for finding a school superintendent. The job description should provide candidates with basic information about the school district, salary range, and responsibilities. Current trends concerning educational, work, and task requirements are summarized. To advertise the position, boards can use several national publications and should simplify the application process. Next, a key person should be chosen to screen applications, once clear-cut procedures and a rating sheet have been developed. Before candidates are interviewed, a list of questions should be developed that tests candidates' familiarity with superintendent responsibilities and elicits information about their personal background and motivation for considering the position. The last step is selecting a person of superior professional caliber and communicating contract terms and conditions. The discussion is supported by two appendices (a comparative rating sheet and a list of state departments of education) and nine references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A