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ERIC Number: ED523044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 160
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-9793-5
How Not to Be a Terrible School Board Member: Lessons for School Administrators and Board Members
Mayer, Richard E.
Veteran school board member, Richard E. Mayer, takes a humorous but substantive approach to the serious relationship between school administrators and board members. While the overwhelming majority of school board members have good motives, even people who mean well can make bad moves. This book shows how to prevent good intentions from creating bad outcomes. Each chapter presents a negative school board scenario, offers alternatives, and provides win-win solutions. Key features include: (1) 28 brief case studies; (2) Lessons learned for board members; and (3) Lessons learned for administrators. In addition to highlighting typical traps, the case studies light the path to positive collaboration and shared decision making between superintendents and school boards. Whether you are a school board member or an administrator who is trying to figure out what goes on in school board members' heads, "How Not to Be a Terrible School Board Member" provides clear direction in a realistic and memorable way.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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