The School Administrator

February 1999Hiring, Firing and ContractsPay incentives, superintendent termination and pension portability

Features

  • When Termination's in the Air

    by PRISCILLA PARDINI

    With patience and savvy, superintendents can recover from the sting of being discharged by their boards. Priscilla Pardini is a free-lance education writer in Shorewood, Wis.

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  • The Right Badge of Courage

    by PETER J. NEGRONI

    How superintendents respond to disagreements with their boards has a profound impact on school improvement, says the veteran superintendent in Springfield, Mass.read more | purchase issue
  • Pay for Performance

    by SCOTT LaFEE

    Merit bonuses for superintendents are on the increase across the country, but not all are convinced of their efficacy. Scott LaFee is a staff writer with the San Diego Union-Tribune.read more | purchase issue
  • The Perils of Pension Portability

    by LINDA CHION-KENNEY

    AASA is renewing its press for new federal legislation to ease the financial sacrifice of border-hopping superintendents. Linda Chion-Kenney reports on education in Hillsborough County, Fla., for the St. Petersburg Times.read more | purchase issue
  • On-the-Job Learning of Nontraditional Superintendents

    by JAY MATHEWS

    Crash courses, late-night reading and trusted advisers bring a new breed of school system leader up to speed after years in the military, business or law. Jay Mathews is an education writer with The Washington Post.read more | purchase issue
  • Caring for Ourselves

    by GEORGE BESCULIDES

    A long-time Long Island superintendent describes his odyssey as he begins to exercise authority over his mental and physical wellness.read more | purchase issue
  • A Balancing Act of Demands and Needs

    by MICHAEL R. WEBER

    By assuming greater control of one’s time, school leaders can attend to their personal well-being and the priorities of their work, according to this superintendent and consultant on wellness. Michael Weber is superintendent of the School District of Glenwood, Glenwood City, Wis.read more | purchase issue

Profile

    Annette T. Griffin


    Superintendent, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, Carrollton, Texasread more

    Departments

    Focus

    Engaging the Public in Taxing Situations by JAMES W. MAHONEY


    superintendent, Muskingum Valley Education Service Center, Zanesville, Ohioread more
    President's Corner

    Conference to Focus on Leadership, Youth by DANIEL A. DOMENECH, president, AASA


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    Guest Column

    Ready to Leap From Business to the Superintendency by TOM WATKINS


    Executive director, Economic
    Council of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Fla.read more
    Federal Dateline

    Overlooked Too Long, Small Schools Deserve Our Attention by KARI ARFSTROM, policy analyst, AASA


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