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The Ethical Educator

This month's dilemma:
The Retributive Board Member


Scenario: An administrator is moved from a principal position to a less critical administrative role in the central office after several years of poor performance on the job. The new superintendent, as part of an administrative reorganization, transfers him to a department led by an individual with high expectations of all staff. The transferred administrator, seeing what is likely to happen, retires but then runs for the school board. Once elected, he makes it clear he intends to press for nonrenewal of the superintendent and the resignation of the supervising administrator. The superintendent assumes the other board members are unaware of the circumstances surrounding their colleague’s underperformance. With his contract up for renewal, what should the superintendent do?


Read our panelists' responses here.
Last month's dilemma:
A Yearbook Yikes


Scenario: Three months after the yearbooks are distributed, a parent meets with the high school principal and superintendent to complain her daughter’s photo had an offensive word superimposed in her hair. While it’s difficult to spot, everyone in the small, rural community is aware of it. The mother wants a total recall of the yearbooks and a 100 percent reprint of books, paid by the school district, for eventual exchange. Based on modest returns after a month, the superintendent realizes the impossibility of retrieving every yearbook and wants to order a third of the original number. The mother of the distraught girl is threatening legal action. How should the district respond?


Read our panelists' responses here.

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    Leaders Make It Happen!

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    The American School Superintendent: 2010 Decennial Study

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    Taking Flight to Literacy and Leadership! Soaring to New Heights in Learning

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    Giving Wings to Children’s Dreams

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  • Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

    Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

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  • Learning Communities 2.0: Educating in the Age of Empowerment

    Learning Communities 2.0: Educating in the Age of Empowerment

    List price: $65.00 cloth; $29.95 paper
  • The Savvy Superintendent: Leading Instruction to the Top of the Class

    The Savvy Superintendent: Leading Instruction to the Top of the Class

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  • Success in the Superintendency: Tips and Advice

    Success in the Superintendency: Tips and Advice

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  • Designing School Systems for All Students

    Designing School Systems for All Students

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  • Gaining on the Gap: Changing Hearts, Minds and Practice in the Arlington Public Schools

    Gaining on the Gap: Changing Hearts, Minds and Practice in the Arlington Public Schools

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