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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
St. John, Walter – American School Board Journal, 1982
Offers guidelines for writing a school district policy manual that can reduce personnel problems, improve employee morale, and promote community understanding of school administration. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides
Smith, R. Winfield – American School Board Journal, 1982
A school board's responsibility is to formulate wise educational policy in response to the will of the people. The superintendent should develop and lead a team with high morale toward the achievement of educational objectives that are jointly forged by the board, community representatives, administration, and faculty. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Organization, Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship
Salmon, Paul – American School Board Journal, 1982
Since each situation is unique, no general statement can be validated about which partner in the board-superintendent relationship is dominant. The opportunity now exists for boards and superintendents to work together with mutual respect to improve public education for everyone. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Organization, Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship
Noland, Chuck – American School Board Journal, 1982
Provides a checklist to help board members focus their thinking about reduction in force policies. (JM)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Check Lists, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Kearns, Dorothy K. – American School Board Journal, 1982
The board's and superintendent's task in policy development should be clear: to recognize all members of the education community and to obtain their views before policies are set in concrete. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advisory Committees, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Policy
American School Board Journal, 1976
Discusses the need for school board policies and provides an outline of typical categories that should be covered by policies. (IRT)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Policy Formation
Mullins, Carolyn – American School Board Journal, 1975
School board members discuss superintendent-school board relations and the errors superintendents commit in that relationship. (DW)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education
Saks, Judith Brody – American School Board Journal, 1998
Offers guidelines, culled from interviews with school board members and administrators, for school-board oversight of charter schools. (LMI)
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
Jones, Rebecca – American School Board Journal, 1995
School boards should review their policy manuals to keep them up-to-date with new laws and regulations and to make sure student and employee handbooks reflect current district policy. State and national school board associations offer model policies. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Henderson, Richard L. – American School Board Journal, 1995
The logical starting place for school boards to review and revise policies annually is a policy-analysis model that includes local criteria as well as state and national legal mandates. Offers 15 criteria for policy analysis, each framed in terms of a question to ask about the policy under study. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Ramirez, Al – American School Board Journal, 1995
Effective school boards pursue five key decision points or states of policy development: (1) identify issues; (2) set priorities; (3) analyze and study; (4) take action; and (5) follow through. Boards should think of these stages as both dynamic and interactive. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Saks, Judith Brody – American School Board Journal, 1996
Finding helpful education research often seems an onerous task. However, the federal government and many research organizations are taking steps to give policymakers and practitioners access to useful, readable research. Sidebars list addresses for the research sources cited. (MLF)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Decision Making, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Christenberry, Nola J.; Holifield, Mitchell – American School Board Journal, 1992
To handle a death in the school community wisely and sensitively, school boards need to develop a death response policy. A policy developed by a diverse committee will be sensitive to the needs of the entire school community. Offers seven points to consider in drafting a policy. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Committees, Crisis Intervention, Death
Lawrence, Patrick A.; Olvey, S. Kent – American School Board Journal, 1994
A detailed discipline plan must be developed with the consensus of the school community. To be effective, the plan should have the following characteristics: (1) be understood by everyone; (2) be consistent in imposing sanctions; (3) specify good and bad behavior; (4) include instructions for emergencies and alternatives to out-of-school…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, In School Suspension
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