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Colgan, Craig – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes what it is like to be a school board member, including what it takes not only to survive, but to thrive. (PKP)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Eadie, Doug – American School Board Journal, 2003
To oversee superintendent performance, school boards can take three key steps: (1) assign accountability for managing the board-superintendent relationship to a standing committee; (2) the committee and the superintendent can agree each year on the specific leadership challenges; and (3) annually conduct an indepth assessment of the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Evaluation, Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education
Smette, David H. – American School Board Journal, 2003
With state budgets in trouble across the United States, many school districts have already been hit with midyear cuts. Morale is the first and biggest issue administrators and school boards have to tackle. Successful leaders must be able to forecast what lies ahead and plan for the future. Good communication with staff and the public is crucial to…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Budgeting, Change Strategies, Conflict Resolution
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
Levenson, Stan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Many corporations, foundations, and individual donors are committed to supporting public education. Solicitation of grants and gifts from individuals is practically nonexistent in the public schools. Few board members or school administrators know whom to ask for them. Offers some fund-raising tactics and sources for funding opportunities. (MLF)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Corporate Support, Fund Raising, Partnerships in Education
Meier, Deborah – American School Board Journal, 2003
Four critical first steps to establish trust among school boards, schools, and the public are: (1) building a community-wide consensus about the essential purposes of schools; (2) agreeing on how to provide choices for minority viewpoints; (3) selecting key education leaders; and (4) providing these leaders with the freedom they need to do the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Boards of Education, Centralization, Citizen Participation
Young, I. Phillip – American School Board Journal, 2003
Structured interviews with 575 administrators and supervisors in 6 school districts finds 8 impediments to school board implementation of an effective merit pay system for these employees: Lack of knowledge, teacher heritage, supervisor's ability, supervisor's motivation, managerial prerogatives, amount of rewards, and type of rewards. Offers…
Descriptors: Administrators, Boards of Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Quinn, Cheri L. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Story of Empire School District (Oklahoma) school board's decision to cut the budget in the mid-1980s, including the elimination of the popular music and band program and termination of its director, a decision that caused considerable community conflict resulting in the defeat of all the incumbent board members at the polls and the resignation of…
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Budgeting
Bartusek, Lisa – American School Board Journal, 2003
This article addresses ways school board members can work to engage the community in school-improvement efforts. Some suggestions: Commit your time and talents; demand clarity and simplicity; listen; use the grapevine; work with the media; and be honest. Includes an extensive list of recommendations within a "community relations checklist." (WFA)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Community Control, Community Cooperation, Community Relations
Joiner, Lottie L. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes advantages of adding student representatives to the school board. Includes several examples of student representation. Provides a checklist to assess board's capacity and commitment to student representation based on Hans Bernard's "The Power of an Untapped Resource: Exploring Youth Representation on Your Board or Committee." (PKP)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, High School Students, Student Participation
McGraw, Harold, III – American School Board Journal, 2003
For organizations to succeed and endure, trust, collaboration, and performance cultures must coexist. A culture of trust starts with a school board that is independent and fully accountable and that holds all only its employees accountable. In a culture of collaboration, the board becomes a partner in setting goals but allows the experts to do…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Effectiveness, Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role
Duresky, Neil – American School Board Journal, 2003
The La Crosse (Wisconsin) School Board turned to the comprehensive school board development program offered by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) for help in governance policy. The board adopted John Carver's Policy Governance model consisting of ends policies, executive limitations, board and superintendent relationship, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role
Wadsworth, Deborah; Nathan, Joe; Hess, Frederick M.; Dragseth, Kenneth A.; Sokoloff, Harris; Reeves, Douglas B.; Johnson, Florence; Sizer, Theodore – American School Board Journal, 2003
Eight educators comment on Deborah Meier's prescription for rebuilding public trust in public education. (Author)
Descriptors: Accountability, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance
Hess, Frederick M. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Elected school boards' skeptical eyes can guard against bad management practices and ensure that different voices get heard. Problems with board governance are a product of too little democracy. A democratic reform strategy would make board elections partisan, hold them on the same day as elections for more prominent state or national offices,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Effectiveness, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education
Pierce, Marie – American School Board Journal, 2003
The number of school boards in Canada has been radically reduced over the past 7 years. During this period, governance roles and responsibilities also have been redefined. Since 1995, 9 of Canada's 10 provinces have gone through a consolidation process mandated by provincial legislators, mainly for cost efficiency. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education
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