ERIC Number: ED318591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Superintendent Search: Special Considerations for Rural School Districts.
Few actions are more important to a school board than the selection of a new superintendent. A rural district can use the search process to unify constituents and clarify its mission. This paper presents a 17-item checklist that outlines the steps in the selection process. The checklist is currently undergoing pilot study in Nevada to determine its relevance for use in rural school districts. Six items appear to have special significance in rural settings and address the issues of: (1) the lack of administrative depth in rural areas; (2) how to make salary decisions; (3) whether to develop a brochure; (4) the scope of the search; and (5) who to involve in the screening and selection process. Other items cover the areas of district goals and priorities, superintendent qualifications, content of the application, background checks, interview questions, contracts, and future evaluation. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Rural Education Association Conference (81st, Reno, NV, October 7-11, 1989).