Effective Superintendent-School Board Practices: Strategies for Developing and Maintaining Good Relationships With Your Board / Edition 1
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Effective Superintendent-School Board Practices: Strategies for Developing and Maintaining Good Relationships With Your Board / Edition 1

by Rene S. Townsend, Gloria L. Johnston, Gwen E. Gross, Margaret (Peggy) A. Lynch
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412940419

ISBN-13: 9781412940412

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Superintendents and board members are provided real-life vignettes highlighting challenges and successes, information on building relationships and managing conflict, and reflective practice questions and self-assessment.

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Overview

Superintendents and board members are provided real-life vignettes highlighting challenges and successes, information on building relationships and managing conflict, and reflective practice questions and self-assessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412940412
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
751,562
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Dedication
1. Building Relationships
The First Step
Understanding Each Board Member's Interests and Goals
Adapting Communication Methods
Another Election, Another Challenge
Political Fine-Tuning
The Hidden Job Description
The Board Member Who Wants to Be Governor
Honoring Past Board Member Accomplishments
Relationship Building Never Ends
Chapter Summary
2. Creating a Team
Board-Superintendent Protocols
Use Planned Priorities as a Key Communication Strategy
Board Communicator
May I Ask That?
Preparing the Board for an Upcoming, Difficult Decision
When Is a Civility Policy Necessary?
Board Meeting Follow-Up
When Board Members Know Their Roles
A Facilitated Superintendent Evaluation Process
Board Self-Evaluation
Recognize Board Member Accomplishments
Chapter Summary
3. Staying Focused
Keeping the Mission, Philosophy, and Priorities in the Forefront
Taking the Plan to Others
Updating Your Strategic Plan
Monitoring Progress of District Goal Attainment
Working for Board Consensus
Maintaining Board Policies
Budget as a Decision-Making Tool
Chapter Summary
4. Managing Conflict
Who Is Really in Charge?
No Surprises
You Heard What at the Party?
All Internal Communication Is Not Internal
Responding to a Violation of Board Protocol
The Rebel Board Member
Chapter Summary
5. Moving On and Succession Planning
When to Leave
Learning About a New District
Knowing When to Retire
Saying Good-Bye
Making the Transition
Selecting a New Superintendent
Working as an Interim Superintendent
Chapter Summary
Resource A: Board-Superintendent Protocols for Effective Governance
Resource B: Planned Priorities
Resource C: Civility Policy
Resource D: Mission Statement and District Goals
Resource E: Strategic Plan
Resource F: Superintendent's Evaluation Process
Resource G: School District Budget Development Calendar
Resource H: Budget Guidelines for Boards and Staff
Resource I: School District Responsibility Chart
References
Index

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