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Ramirez, Al; Guzman, Nadyne – American School Board Journal, 2003
Data were collected from reports prepared by consultants for 12 school boards that were involved in active superintendent searches. The reports reflected the comments of 88 school board members in the 12 districts. These are compared with the national recommended standards for preparing school leaders. The standard on community collaboration was…
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2001
School board members and administrators are charged with educating a student body that is more diverse than any generation before them. However, top leadership positions remain mostly white and mostly male. Charts display the race and gender of administrators and board members by size of school district. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Boards of Education, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
Keedy, John L.; Freeman, Eric; Taylor, Raymond G., Jr. – American School Board Journal, 2001
A survey of local school-board chairs in North Carolina concluded that such leaders show more philosophical agreement with reform ideas (decentralization, work redesign, the student as worker, school choice, and the board chair's role) than practical knowledge of how to implement those ideas locally. (MLH)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Decentralization, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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
American School Board Journal, 1982
Reports the results of a national survey of school board members' opinions about what parts of school district budgets could be cut in the face of a hypothetical 30-percent reduction in funds. First to go would be "executive administration" expenses. (JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education, Budgeting, Costs
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
Smith, Bruce Michael – American School Board Journal, 1981
Reports the results of a random survey of board members and superintendents in 80 small and medium-sized school systems in northwestern Ohio. (WD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Boards of Education, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
American School Board Journal, 1981
A recent survey reveals that 54 percent of the school board members nationwide believe board members should not be compensated for their work. The survey also provides statistics on the types of compensation currently given some boards. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Compensation (Remuneration), Elementary Secondary Education, Surveys
Underwood, Kenneth E.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1981
After controlling for the primary concern of board members (finance in all its forms), there isn't much difference between the concerns of board members and those of the public. (IRT)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Opinions
Underwood, Kenneth E.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1981
Provides demographic data on board of education members in various regions of the country. (IRT)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Regional Characteristics
Underwood, Kenneth E.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1981
Despite some regional differences, school board members strongly approve of vocational education and take issue with critics who doubt the value of these programs for high school students. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Boards of Education, Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
Moulton Jr., James C; Curcio, Joan L.; Fortune, Jim C. – American School Board Journal, 1999
Four years ago the General Accounting Office told Congress that public school buildings were in bad shape. However, school board members who responded to a survey (294 completed surveys, a 50.8% response rate), while acknowledging some unsatisfactory conditions, a majority (78%) say their school buildings are either better than adequate or…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Case Studies
Tarazi, Ghassan John; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1997
The "American School Board Journal's" annual survey of school board members sought to determine whether board members' religious and political beliefs affected the way they viewed issues confronting their schools. A traditionally conservative education agenda found its strongest support among members who described themselves as politically or…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Political Affiliation
Keating, Tom – American School Board Journal, 1994
To find out attitudes toward public participation at school board meetings, interviews were conducted with 22 board members and 20 average citizens, mainly from small to medium size districts in 16 states. Findings reveal that everyone agreed the public should have an opportunity to air opinions at meetings. Opinions vary about how boards should…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education
DeSpain, B. C.; Livingston, Martha – American School Board Journal, 1996
A survey asked a national random sample of 1,500 school board presidents and the executives of all 1,300 local chambers of commerce for their opinions on charter schools, privatization, and vouchers. Board presidents are likely to support the traditional education establishment. Chamber executives tend to support free-market initiatives for…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education, Business, Charter Schools
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