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ERIC Number: ED461924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov-15
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Influence of School Board Members on State Legislation in Arkansas.
Christy, W. Keith; McNeal, Larry
Two surveys were conducted during July-September 2000 at the request of the Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA). Their purpose included identifying specific legislative issues that the organization would include in its legislative agenda for the 2001 session. Responses detailed board members' involvement in state and federal policymaking and yielded demographic data on the individuals serving as Arkansas school board members. Results of these surveys also provided board members' perspectives on financial issues at the state and federal levels, significant concerns at the local level, and policy issues at the state and federal levels. These perspectives provided the ASBA staff and board of directors with information to formulate its agenda based on data from the membership rather than from the undocumented opinions of a few. This paper presents the results of the 2001 Arkansas Legislative Session, specifically addressing the following topics: (1) greatest concerns of school boards; (2) chief obstacles to school boards in improving schools; and (3) individual school board members' significant concerns at the local level. It is possible for many additional conclusions to be drawn by in-depth review of these data. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas