ERIC Number: ED371465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Roles and Relationships: School Boards and Superintendents. [Revised.]
American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.
This position statement, coauthored by a joint committee composed of members of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and the National School Boards Association (ASBA), outlines a new cooperative relationship for superintendents and school boards. In light of the challenges that today's superintendents and school boards face, it is necessary that both parties examine their roles and responsibilities. This document describes the work of the joint committee, professional standards for the superintendency, and the governance role of school boards. It also highlights some societal changes that have affected public school governance and administration. Three major factors of the board-superintendent relationship include the nature of policy development and administration; the increasing influence of external factors on local district governance; and the discretionary authority granted to boards by their chief administrators. The specific responsibilities for boards and superintendents are outlined. Effective communication is identified as a key to a successful board-administrator relationship. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Governing Boards, Public Schools, Superintendents
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209-9988 (Stock No. 21-00439).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Revision of 1980 edition.