How Not to Be a Terrible School Board Member

Lessons for School Administrators and Board Members

Richard E. Mayer,

How Not to Be a Terrible School Board Member: Lessons for School Administrators and Board Members
 
 

Build a successful board by knowing where the land mines are

Veteran school board member, Richard E. Mayer, takes a humorous but substantive approach to the serious relationship between school administrators and board members. While the overwhelming majority of school board members have good motives, even people who mean well can make bad moves. This book shows how to prevent good intentions from creating bad outcomes. Each chapter presents a negative school board scenario, offers alternatives, and provides win-win solutions. Key features include

  • 28 brief case studies
  • Lessons learned for board members
  • Lessons learned for administrators

In addition to highlighting typical traps, the case studies light the path to positive collaboration and shared decision making between superintendents and school boards. Whether you are a school board member or an administrator who is trying to figure out what goes on in school board members′ heads, How Not to Be a Terrible School Board Member provides clear direction in a realistic and memorable way.



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