A School Board’s Key Employee

The Superintendent


Above all else, a school board is responsible for hiring the superintendent. Everything flows from this decision, the most important one that a school board can make. Relations between the board and the superintendent set the tone for almost everything that happens in the school system. The relationship resembles a marriage. Board and superintendent are figuratively in bed together. Their fortunes are linked. They can decide to be accommodating partners, like a husband and wife in a thriving marriage, or they can feud and lose trust in each other. They bask in their joint accomplishments and must wend their way through the occasional and inevitable spats.


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