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ERIC Number: EJ1105391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-0723
Evaluating the Superintendent: The Role of the School Board
Hendricks, Stacy
Education Leadership Review, v14 n3 p62-72 Oct 2013
A collaborative superintendent/board relationship is essential to the successful and efficient oversight of a school district. The relationship between the superintendent and the school board lies at the heart of school governance (Callan & Levinson, 2011; Eadie, 2003; McCurdy & Hymes, 1992). To illustrate the importance of a collaborative superintendent/board relationship, Carter and Cunningham (1997) found that the primary reason for superintendents leaving their districts was due to the lack of support from and conflicting relationships with school board members. Further, Ray (2003) stated, "a superintendent can possess all the necessary competencies to be an effective leader, but it is the school board's perception of success that really matters" (p. 5).
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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