ERIC Number: ED352735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Educational Choice: New Roles for Board Members.
Randall, Ruth E.
Updating School Board Policies, v21 n6 p1-3 Jul-Aug 1990
School board members' new leadership roles in planning and implementing school choice programs are described in this article, which draws on the experience of a former Minnesota Commissioner of Education. The first task of the board is to set high expectations in the district and to establish specific policies. Despite the extent of state-legislated criteria for program implementation, the local boards are responsible for deciding how to make programs work. Local boards must also provide consumer information to parents and students. Tips for what kinds of information to provide are suggested. The board also plays a funding role to cover open enrollment and information costs by lobbying for state funds. The board also has the responsibility to provide for diversity in the site-managed school; some options include creating magnet schools and area learning centers. (LMI)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.