ERIC Number: EJ914653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Improving Superintendent-Business Manager Communication
Malinowski, Matthew J.
School Business Affairs, v76 n6 p22-23 Jul-Aug 2010
Effective school business managers regularly assess themselves to ensure that they are "on top of their game" in the many facets of their jobs. One area they should not lose sight of, especially in the current economic situation, is their ability to communicate with their colleagues in the district. They may feel overwhelmed by the number of constituents with whom they must communicate: (1) staff; (2) students; (3) administrators; (4) school board members; and (5) those outside their organization. But effective communication with these stakeholders is vital so that everyone receives the information they need to ensure that each student has an opportunity to learn. As important as these interactions are, the most critical are those the business manager has with the superintendent. Effective communication between school business managers and superintendents can be a key to ensuring that the district has the necessary resources and support to create a high-performing learning environment. This article discusses how to establish and nurture a positive dialogue. In today's economic and political climate, school districts appear to be in a constant state of change. Effective communication between the school business manager and superintendent is vital to ensure a high-performing academic and financial environment.
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Superintendents, School Business Officials, Administrators, Educational Environment
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