Tag: Decision making

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for School Boards

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for School Boards

In 2017, we commit to: Operate as a governance team that believes unconditionally that ALL students can be successful. Consistently and visibly drive our beliefs about student achievement through the entire district and community. Enhance our representative role by proactively engaging our community in our vision and goals. Increase transparency by doing as much of … Continue reading Ten New Year’s Resolutions for School Boards

Psychology 101 – Part Eight of Can’t We All Just Get Along? Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

Psychology 101 – Part Eight of Can’t We All Just Get Along? Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

Board work is a group endeavour, reliant on individuals reaching agreement on the important matters before them. The challenge is that people see the world through their own unique lenses based on their experiences, motivations and personalities. Even people who may fundamentally agree on a matter will likely be unique in the way they reach … Continue reading Psychology 101 – Part Eight of Can’t We All Just Get Along? Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

Informed Board Decision Making

Informed Board Decision Making

  As publicly elected representatives, the primary responsibility of boards of education/school boards is to improve student achievement in their communities. They reflect the education priorities and unique requirements of these communities by establishing policies, bylaws, district-wide plans and annual budgets. Throughout its term a board will be faced with many issues requiring informed decisions. … Continue reading Informed Board Decision Making