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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:
A Yearbook Yikes


Scenario: Three months after the yearbooks are distributed, a parent meets with the high school principal and superintendent to complain her daughterís photo had an offensive word superimposed in her hair. While itís 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.
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.

Bookstore

  • Leaders Make It Happen!

    Leaders Make It Happen!

    $24.95
  • The American School Superintendent: 2010 Decennial Study

    The American School Superintendent: 2010 Decennial Study

    $46.99
  • Taking Flight to Literacy and Leadership! Soaring to New Heights in Learning

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

    List price: $75.00 cloth; $32.95 paper
  • Giving Wings to Childrenís Dreams

    Giving Wings to Childrenís Dreams

    List price: $27.95
  • Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

    Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

    List price: $27.95 paper
  • 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

    List price: $60.00 cloth; $26.95 paper
  • Success in the Superintendency: Tips and Advice

    Success in the Superintendency: Tips and Advice

    List price: $65.00 cloth; $27.95 paper
  • Designing School Systems for All Students

    Designing School Systems for All Students

    32.95
  • 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

    28.95

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