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Doyle, Robert – American School Board Journal, 1992
Instead of taking an adversarial approach to bargaining, a school district in Palmer, Alaska, now uses collaborative negotiation. Benefits from collaborative bargaining have included shorter contract negotiations and the filing of fewer grievances. Selecting and training the teams is a crucial element for success. (MLF)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Collective Bargaining, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Relations
Culach, Clete – American School Board Journal, 1992
Offers guidelines for school districts interested in using win-win negotiation in which both sides come away as winners through a collaborative, problem-solving process. Both sides set the ground rules for successful negotiating. (MLF)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, School Districts
White, William D. – American School Board Journal, 1992
After 14 years of success with year-round scheduling, a Colorado school district returned to a single-track calendar. Among the reasons cited are community members' desire for neighborhood schools and administrator burnout. Lists six suggestions for making year-round education work. (MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Schedules, Year Round Schools
Krepel, Thomas L.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1992
School board members in Louisiana, Minnesota,and Nebraska responded to a survey asking for their attitudes toward the six national educational goals. The boards' ranking of the goals is compared to that from a public opinion poll. Findings indicate that local school board members believe educational goals are best determined by themselves in…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Boards of Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Trotter, Andrew – American School Board Journal, 1992
Migrant education still has not solved the challenge of families moving in and out of many school districts during a school year. Federal funding has lagged behind the number of children identified as eligible for migrant education programs. Describes a database for tracking the nation's migrant students and cites some effective state and local…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Mobility
Taylor, Jay – American School Board Journal, 1992
School districts are caught in a financial squeeze with reduced federal funding, recessionary reductions at the state level, and political pressures against raising taxes. School districts are searching for alternative sources of funds including school impact fees and business partnerships. One method, tax abatement, often costs districts because…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Problems, Property Taxes
Romer, Roy – American School Board Journal, 1992
We need to get clear agreement in the United States on what students should know and be able to do. We also need to invest in education. An initiative filed in Colorado earmarks a one-cent sales tax for education. (MLF)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Glasser, Ira – American School Board Journal, 1992
By law and example, school boards must govern within scope of Bill of Rights. Cites West Virginia State Board of Education v Barnette, in which Supreme Court in 1943 upheld two Jehovah's Witness children's right to refuse to participate in daily flag salute ceremony. Urges schools to teach students principles of democracy and also of individual…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Democracy
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1992
After a 20-year fight, advocates in New Jersey get a mandate for seat belts on school buses, and the controversial law could spark a new national trend. Half of the states have pending legislation on seat belts for school buses. Summarizes the arguments for and against seat belts. (MLF)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Restraints (Vehicle Safety)
Trotter, Andrew – American School Board Journal, 1992
The use of public transportation systems to supplement school buses in big-city districts raises questions about security, discipline, and public acceptance. Transportation officials agree giving children extra training in safety procedures for riding in city buses and improving drivers' skills are the best approaches to bus safety. (MLF)
Descriptors: Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Safety
Knarr, Thomas C.; Dent, Albertine M. – American School Board Journal, 1992
An Indiana school board achieves success in site-based management by fair consideration of decisions made by school planning teams. Advises boards contemplating school-based management to (1) be a team player; (2) develop trust; (3) not bend to interest groups; (4) have patience; (5) set criteria for proposals; and (6) grant waivers to district…
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Role, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
Brown, David L.; Hockwalt, Ron – American School Board Journal, 1992
A California school board approved a transition scheme that involved a five-month overlap period during which the soon-to-retire superintendent was joined by a deputy superintendent. The deputy superintendent's primary responsibility was to get acquainted with the district. Separate impressions from each person are offered to help other school…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Board Administrator Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Training
Natale, Jo Anna – American School Board Journal, 1992
Cites statistics (illustrated in charts) that show overwhelming evidence that the status of children in the United States is threatened by social and economic forces including a changing family structure. Child advocacy groups recommend school-based services to help minimize adverse situations for children. (MLF)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children
Mitchell, James E.; Williams, Sheri S. – American School Board Journal, 1992
A Colorado school district attracted over 2,000 volunteers to work on a winning campaign for a mill increase to make up for a $7 million shortfall in state funds. Offers 10 key lessons along with pointers for putting them to work in other school districts. (MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Political Campaigns, Public Schools, School Budget Elections
Kinder, Jack A. – American School Board Journal, 1992
An initiative petition passed in 1982 for a 1-cent sales tax accounted for between 13 and 15 percent of the total public school budget in Missouri as of the 1991-92 school year. Outlines the steps necessary to gather the necessary signatures from registered voters and to get the measure approved. (MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Political Campaigns, Politics of Education, Public Schools
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