Board Relations Resources
April 01, 2020Supercharged Cabinet MeetingsType:
ArticleTopics: Board Relations, District & School Operations, Leadership DevelopmentEstablishing norms, recording commitments and requiring evidence for the body of senior leaders who advise the superintendent
April 01, 2020Extending Influence: Through the Governance CoreType:
ArticleTopics: Board RelationsCo-authors of a new book highlight the strategies of effective, long-term superintendents in their dealings with board members
April 01, 2020A Perennial Check on Board RelationsType:
ArticleTopics: Board RelationsA superintendent’s success depends highly on how he or she gets along with the school board.
April 01, 2020Steering Clear of Conflicts of InterestType:
ArticleTopics: Board Relations, EthicsThe importance of distinguishing between what are legal conflicts and ethical conflicts, real or perceived. They often involve personnel matters.
April 01, 2019The Politicization of Local School Board RacesType:
ArticleTopics: Board RelationsAdvocacy forces and big money from outside the community wield influence but not always with the expected results
March 01, 2020Starting Motherhood and a Superintendency ConcurrentlyType:
ArticleTopics: Board RelationsA superintendent balances motherhood and her career
February 01, 2020The Will and Skill of a Board Becoming Culturally ResponsiveType:
ArticleTopics: Board Relations, EquityA superintendent in Oregon is working intentionally to build a culturally responsive school board that’s committed to addressing issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.
February 01, 2020E-mail’s Entanglements When Doing Board BusinessType:
ArticleTopics: Board Relations, Technology & AIIt’s become too easy for board members to use e-mail to substitute for more appropriate ways to do its work.
January 01, 2020Reining in the RoguesType:
ArticleTopics: Board RelationsA troublemaking board member can poison your culture, so prevention is the best antidote.
November 01, 2020Your Board’s First Teacher, Nurturer and GuideType:
ArticleTopics: Board RelationsEducating your school board members on the rationale behind decisions is a smart move for superintendents.
January 01, 2020Board Leadership on Inclusive Practices, Equity and Access for AllType:
ArticleTopics: Board Relations, EquityWith the need to realign human and financial resources and deploy integrated supports, buy-in by the decision makers is a vital first measure
December 01, 2019Extending Superintendents' TenuresType:
ArticleTopics: Board Relations, Leadership DevelopmentAmid disturbing turnover, AASA’s Leadership Network serves up a menu of skill-building programs to thrive on the job.
December 01, 2019The Fourth EnvelopeType:
ArticleTopics: Board RelationsIt's intended for the superintendent who is leaving a job when it's not by choice
December 01, 2019Connecting Productively With the Board ChairType:
ArticleTopics: Board RelationsSustaining a strong working relationship that directly impacts not just the school board but the entire school system.
November 01, 2019Climate Audits, When Wisely ConductedType:
ArticleTopics: Board Relations, District & School OperationsA useful way to better understand the pulse of the district — assuming the consultant can filter the “noise.”
November 01, 2019Limits on Political ElectioneeringType:
ArticleTopics: Board RelationsThe diligence required to follow your state’s laws governing campaign advocacy by public officials.
October 01, 2019Keeping Board Meetings Civil and ProductiveType:
ArticleTopics: Board RelationsCounsel from a former superintendent-turned-governance consultant for preventing insults and defensive responses from overtaking your school board’s public proceedings.
October 01, 2019Safe Travels: Remote Participation in Board MeetingsType:
ArticleTopics: Board RelationsA protocol for how board of education members who are unable to attend in person can weigh in from afar with a vote on official business.
October 01, 2019Use of Legal CounselType:
InfographicTopics: Board RelationsA comparison of school boards versus superintendents in terms of hiring an attorney for negotiating terms of employment contracts.
September 01, 2019Petitioning the Board on Coaching's MeritsType:
ArticleTopics: Board Relations, Leadership DevelopmentPosition the request around developing a more nuanced view of the local schools.
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