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The School Board Fieldbook

Leading With Vision

By: Perry Soldwedel, Mark Van Clay

Award-winning administrators give practical information on the responsibilities and challenges of being a school board member in this user-friendly guide.

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The School Board Fieldbook

Take a reader-friendly tour through the responsibilities and challenges of being a school board member. Written by experienced, award-winning administrators, this book gives practical guidance on how to best work with school administrators and staff to create and fulfill a shared vision of school system excellence. This clear, concise book helps new board members understand the difference between their expectations and actual duties.

  • Get strategies for managing the life-changing responsibilities of being a school board member.
  • Understand the true purpose of a school board and what its members must and must not do.
  • Learn steps for collaborative decision making and relationship building.
  • Examine the crucial role of good board communications with five constituencies: administrators, teachers and other staff, students, parents, and community members.
  • Find 10 signals that the board is in trouble and how to respond to them.
  • Collect the right data and use it to assess student performance and stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Use a model of a district performance scorecard to communicate and monitor goals.
  • Gain practical solutions for hiring and evaluating superintendents, negotiating with teacher unions, handling complaints, assessing student achievement, strategic budgeting, and more.

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Additional Information

Product Code: BKF269

ISBN: 9781934009444

Published By: American Association of School Administrators

Page Count: 176

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