ERIC Number: ED393181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
How To...Start an Academic Booster Club at Your School; Improve Relations between the School and the District Office.
Tips for Principals from NASSP, Jan 1996
Secondary school educators are concerned with increasing parental involvement; raising attendance levels, grades, and test scores; reducing behavior problems; and improving the community's perceptions of the schools. This document is comprised of two brief articles. The first describes how to establish an Academic Booster Club to help accomplish the above goals. The booster club functions with parent, community, and staff support. Organizers should consider offering incentives that appeal to students and making activities helpful to both students and parents. The second article offers suggestions for improving school relations with the district office. As school-based management continues to be a trend, central office administrators and school staff roles need to be clarified. One way to bridge the gap is to improve the communication, trust, and understanding between the school and district office. It is recommended that meetings be arranged to inform teachers of the district-office staff's functions, with a focus on describing how they affect and can help the school. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Organizational Communication, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, School Activities, School Districts, Teacher Administrator Relationship
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537 ($3 nonmembers; $2 members; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.