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A collection of articles on best practices for managing superintendent/board relations, supe and contract evaluations and negotiations and much more!

Reflections from the Superintendent

Leadership Insider


The Ethical Educator

This month's dilemma:
Declining a Pay Increase


Scenario: A school district that has just endured significant budget reductions settles a difficult contract negotiation with the teachers' union by agreeing to a small salary increase that results in a further reduction of teaching positions. The superintendent's contract indicates that she will receive no less than what is negotiated with the teachers. Several board members ask the superintendent to refuse to take any increase as a statement to the community. Should the superintendent reject her expected salary increase?


Read our panelists' responses here.
Last month's dilemma:
Unmagnetic Appeal


Scenario: A new superintendent in an urban district almost immediately receives complaints from parents and community members that the district's magnet schools are drawing the brightest students out of neighborhood schools. Upon investigation, the superintendent finds these schools have far fewer economically disadvantaged, minority and special education students than the neighborhood schools. Yet these schools have been highly successful in keeping middle-class families committed to the public schools rather than placing children in private education. How should the superintendent respond?


Read our panelists' responses here.

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