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Board-Superintendent Involvement in External Relations/Resource Development

Working Hand-in-Hand For Education In Sand Springs, Oklahoma

August 27, 2015 0 Comments

“Dueling Boards,” the March 12 post at www.boardsavvysuperintendent.com, tells the true story of school and educational foundation boards at loggerheads – locked in a tense, competitive relationship that wasted oodles of precious emotional energy.  In my experience, sad to …

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Capitalizing On Your School Board As a Rich Resource In External Relations: the Charlottesville City Schools Story

May 8, 2015 0 Comments

Public education has taken it on the chin in recent years.  School districts around the country have been thrown on the defensive by the apparent widespread skepticism about their educational and managerial effectiveness and by the growing number of vociferous …

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Dueling Boards: A Cautionary True Story

March 12, 2015 0 Comments

iStock_000020585606Large(1)The tension in the conference room was palpable, as the superintendent and her board president at one end of the table glared at the educational foundation CEO and his board chair at the other end.  I sat in the middle …

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Should You Get Your Board Involved In Doing Non-Governing Work?

February 5, 2015 0 Comments

The primary mission of all school boards is to govern, which essentially involves making decisions about such governing products as the annual operating plan and budget and making judgments based on such information as a quarterly financial report and standardized …

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