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ERIC Number: EJ805227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1555-4589
School Board and Superintendent Relations: Issues of Continuity, Conflict, and Community
Fusarelli, Bonnie C.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v9 n1 p44-57 2006
Superintendents and school boards must work together to improve schools and student academic performance. In an attempt to improve often dismal school system performance, several states passed laws over the past decade changing certification requirements for superintendents, effectively permitting anyone, however trained, to become superintendent of a school system. What happens when people outside the traditional educational establishment become leaders of schools? This case describes the actions of a nontraditional superintendent (a noneducator) hired by a district with a history of conflict between the superintendent and the school board. This case demonstrates the challenges surrounding the hiring of nontraditional superintendents, the politics of local school boards, and issues with changes in school governance structures. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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