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Now in its Second Edition, The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases provides reflective summaries, pertinent questions, and case studies at the end of each chapter to encourage the reader to engage in reflection by linking content with personal experiences. The text provides a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of the school district superintendent position and a blend of theory and practical knowledge pertaining to contemporary practice. 

School District Policy
School district policy

As noted in Chapter 5, school boards are expected to set policies in areas not covered by state laws and regulations and administrators are expected to enforce policy. This separation of powers is blurred by the fact that policy has many different meanings and in the absence of a universal understanding, persons, including board members and superintendents, self-define this key word. In addition, distinctions between developing and implementing policy can be ambiguous. For example, superintendents clearly ...

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