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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.
Chapter 6: Working with a School Board
Working with a School Board
Working effectively with a school board is a challenge every superintendent faces. Learning this skill allows you to use the systems you developed to meet the district and your legacy goals. Begin by learning your state's laws governing school board operations. Develop strategies to work with the full board, factions of the board, and individual members. The school board is your employer. A simple majority can reject your recommendations or remove you from your position. While each chapter addresses a piece of this unique relationship, a complete overview sets this work in context.
Members of a school board, or trustees, are elected by the community or appointed by a mayor. Successful boards and their superintendents recognize the ...