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ERIC Number: ED494042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Defining the Role of School Boards: Architect, Communicator, Leader. Newsletter
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
In the world of school reform and improvement, attention is seldom paid to the role of the school board. Yet most school districts across the country are governed by an elected or appointed school board whose members are the ultimate architects of the district's plan for increasing student achievement. Therefore, a clear understanding of the purpose, role, and appropriate functions of school boards--on the part of both board members and school and district practitioners--can contribute greatly to accomplishing ambitious improvement goals. This month's newsletter explains the difference in purpose and function between a district's school board and its administration, summarizes different approaches to school board organization, and illustrates the significant role school boards can play in supporting increased student achievement. [This document was produced by The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, administered by Learning Point Associates in partnership with the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) and WestEd, under contract with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education.]
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement. 1100 17th Street NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20035. Tel: 877-277-2744; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A