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Cox, Edward P.; Malone, Bobby G. – American School Board Journal, 2001
When 34 Indiana school-board presidents were surveyed regarding their districts' superintendent hiring processes, most were not impressed with candidate quality. Applicants' top weaknesses included insufficient administrative experience, limited communication skills, and inadequate knowledge of school finance. Internal candidates are scarce, and…
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Attitudes
Cawelti, Gordon – American School Board Journal, 1982
Of 80 respondents to a questionnaire sent to urban superintendents, 80 percent gave their school boards either an A or a B rating. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Cunningham, William G.; Burdick, Glenn R. – American School Board Journal, 1999
Survey responses from 175 public school superintendents blamed school boards for the dwindling supply of qualified applicants for the superintendency. The top problem is micromanagement by the school board. The time and stress of the superintendency ranks second, cited by more than 53 percent of respondents. Diminishing financial resources were…
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Market, National Surveys
Mitchell, Bernard A. – American School Board Journal, 1994
Discrepancies between what a school board wants and what a superintendent thinks it wants contribute to turmoil in many school districts. In a study of evaluation procedures in 36 Wisconsin school districts, superintendents ranked determining their salary as the third most important purpose of the evaluation whereas the board presidents ranked it…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Evaluation, Board Administrator Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education
Yock, Carla; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1990
A survey sent to a random selection of 11,992 school board members elicited responses from 2,166 (18 percent). The survey focused on superintendent tenure, a profile of the typical board member, and current priorities. Six charts provide region-by-region demographic data. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction
Tallerico, Marilyn – American School Board Journal, 1989
Based on in-depth interviews with 26 school board members and 18 superintendents, the working styles of board members can be classified into three distinct types: (1) passive acquiescent; (2) restive vigilant; and (3) proactive supportive. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Feistritzer, C. Emily – American School Board Journal, 1989
A 52-item survey sent to 2,197 school board presidents was responded to by 1,217 (55 percent) of the executives. The results suggest that the longer they serve on school boards, the more inclined the presidents are to follow their superintendents' lead and the less inclined they are to support school reform. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education, Decision Making
Marshall, Stephanie A.; Heller, Mel – American School Board Journal, 1983
Recent increases in the percentage of women on United States school boards is already changing the decision-making process. A DuPage County, Illinois, survey reveals that, for example, while male board members tend to emphasize administrative efficiency, women tend to get more involved in educational policy formation. (JBM)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
American School Board Journal, 1983
A national survey to which 4,210 board members responded gathered data by geographic region on members' age, ethnic group, sex, income, length of board experience, and opinions on current educational concerns and priorities and on the roles of boards and superintendents in over 20 areas of school governance. (RW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Role