ERIC Number: ED309010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Combination Administrative Positions in North Dakota Schools.
Klein, Robert E.
Decreasing enrollments and financial problems have led to considerable restructuring in North Dakota schools. One form of restructuring was the creation of dual-role administrative positions combining two or all of the roles of superintendent, elementary principal, and secondary principal. In 1987, 47 of 51 administrators holding such positions completed a survey covering duties, certification, training, time allocation, advantages, problems, and possible solutions. Most respondents held proper credentials for all positions, performed duties in addition to administration, and received no extra pay. The major problem with the dual role was lack of time to do all tasks adequately; when the superintendency was one of the roles, the principalship was likely to be neglected. Other problems included missing important professional meetings and workshops due to lack of a substitute, excessive supervisory responsibility, stress, and a somewhat weak job description regarding time allocation per area of responsibility. Most respondents listed advantages of the dual role, particularly greater involvement with students and teachers, greater awareness of needs of K-12, and cost savings. This report contains 20 references, 11 tables, the survey questionnaire, descriptions of administrator qualifications and credentials in North Dakota, and a literature review on administrator roles. (SV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota