ERIC Number: EJ787283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Board Duty in Retirement
Goodman, Richard H.
School Administrator, v64 n11 p30-33 Dec 2007
At 75, encouraged by an 18-year veteran board member who decided to seek election to the state legislature, the author decided to run for election to the five-member regional school board that represents the voters in the four-town New Hampshire seacoast. He had been superintendent of a five-town area in New Hampshire and in the Boston suburb of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and had led many workshops for school boards and superintendents during his 20 years at the University of New Hampshire and 10 years with the New England School Development Council. In this article, the author tells why, in his mid-70s, he opted to serve on a local school board and why other retired superintendents should consider doing so.
Descriptors: Municipalities, Regional Schools, Boards of Education, Superintendents, Retirement, Older Adults, Board Administrator Relationship, Governing Boards, Experience, Interprofessional Relationship, Politics of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire