A Reliable Bulwark Against Board Micro-Management
February 01, 2023
Appears in February 2023: School Administrator.
“But won’t school board standing committees actually invite board members into the weeds to micro-manage?”
I’ve heard various versions of this question countless times over the years in my educational programs on the board-superintendent relationship, including at my preconference session at AASA’s 2022 national conference. My response is basically this: “Yes, some committees might indeed invite board micro-management, but really well-designed committees have proved to be a reliable bulwark against board members meddling in administrative and programmatic details that are the preserve of the superintendent and her administrative staff.”