The School Administrator

SA Cover June 2002

June 2002Tech SupportDistricts search inside and out for computer maintenance systems

Features

  • Tech Support

    by KATE BEEM

    Whether using school staff or outside help, districts large and small must find creative ways to maintain their computer systems.

    Similar Reading: An Index to Assess Your Tech Support

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  • Charter Districts

    by ANNE TURNBAUGH LOCKWOOD

    When an entire district goes charter, do benefits follow? A study of the handful that have tried casts doubts.

    Similar Reading: To Charter Status and Back and Roster of Charter Districts and Charter Districts: Much Fuss, Little Gain

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  • The Collective Bargaining Tightrope

    by ROGER PROSISE AND LYNN HIMES

    For the superintendent, the challenge of contract negotiations is to put aside personal feelings and politics to concentrate on student needs. Prosise is superintendent of Diamond Lake School District, Mundelein, Ill. Himes is a senior partner with the law firm of Scariano, Ellch, Himes and Petrarca in Chicago.

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  • Open Arms, Open Records

    by CONNIE J. BLANEY

    How a school district responds to demands for public information says much about trust and confidence.

    Similar Reading: Additional Resources and Open Records to the Military

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  • Cultivating Dialogue Before Building

    by JOHN E. KOSAR

    Two districts reaped community buy-in and financial support by centering on communication before they started facility projects. Kosar is chairman of the Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates in Butler, Pa.

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Profile

    Spencer D. Korté by JAY P. GOLDMAN


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    Departments

    Focuses

    SCHOOL SAFETY by WILLIAM J. PAPPALARDO


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    STUDENT TRANSPORTATION by MARK A. WALSH


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    COMMUNITY RELATIONS by CAROL G. PECK


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    MEDIA RELATIONS by CINDY McCARTNEY


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    Guest Columns

    It’s Education, Stupid by JOHN BEGALA


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    Black Leadership and Vouchers by BENJAMIN O. CANADA


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    New Administrators Need More Than Good Grades by ANTHONY J. LEASE


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    People

    People


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    President’s Corner

    Thank You for a Year of Privilege by DON W. HOOPER


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    Executive Perspective

    The Evil I by PAUL D. HOUSTON


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    Federal Dateline

    Special Education Reform: A Study in Contrasts by BRUCE HUNTER


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