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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
Lecker, Alan – American School Board Journal, 2002
In a recent survey by Public Agenda, 853 randomly selected public school superintendents and 909 randomly selected public school principals cite politics and bureaucracy as their biggest obstacles. Two thirds or more say they need more autonomy to reward outstanding teachers and remove ineffective teachers. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Attitudes, Bureaucracy, Elementary Secondary Education
Weisenburger, William; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1995
Survey responses from 1,045 school board members show that a slight majority (51.6%) do not perceive violence as a problem in their district. Charts illustrate board members' perceptions of the relative effectiveness of various programs to control violence, and sidebars summarize demographic information about participants. (MLF)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys
Michener, Olivia H.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1993
Survey forms sent to a random sample of 5,271 school board members elicited responses from 1,096 (21 percent) board members. Lists the demographics of school board service, the specific budget cuts board members made last year, and choices they would make if further cuts were needed in the current budget. (MLF)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Budgets, Demography, Educational Finance
Seaton, Daniel M.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1992
From a random selection of 4,841 school board members, 1,306 (27 percent) ranked a list of 22 roles and 25 attributes that might apply to school board presidents. Respondents also listed the following as their top three concerns: (1) efforts by the states to dictate the responsibilities of local school boards; (2) aging school facilities; and (3)…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Qualities
Hess, Fritz – American School Board Journal, 1989
Responses from over 500 practicing superintendents in New York State reveal that the majority (1) have a strong desire to be leaders; (2) heard about the opening through an advertisement; (3) view consultants in the selection process appropriate only as technical experts; and (4) urge school board members to become more involved in the…
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Consultants, Elementary Secondary Education, Occupational Information
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
Hatrick, Edgar B., III; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1989
A survey sent to a random sample of 4,493 school board members, with 1,162 (26 percent) responding, asked how boards are responding to the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) problem; demographic characteristics of board members; and major problems faced by school systems. (MLF)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Educational Finance