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This comprehensive how-to guide for aspiring and new superintendents provides examples and covers the full range of topics from preparation through strategic planning.

Moving the District Forward
Moving the district forward

You now have your organization in place. Effectively using it requires decision making and goal-driven accountability systems. These systems allow you to build on the strengths of the district while minimizing its weaknesses. What follows will assist you in developing and putting into practice appropriate systems and processes. Use these to move the district forward.

Decision Making

Making good decisions for the district requires an understanding of how they are currently made. Start by reviewing the job descriptions of key district office administrators. Familiarize yourself with the formal and informal lines of authority and responsibility. Review the roles of key decision-making groups such as the cabinet and leadership team. In smaller districts, be sensitive to differing patterns of leadership, role ...

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