We must work smart.by Diane Sandifer No Comments October 2, 2010
With tighter budgets than ever before in education, what do you do when the public questions the work of the board of education? This time of year when it seems like every citizen has something to say about the millage rate of their school system.
Well, as board members, it’s imperative that we are transparent in our governance. If we show our accountability through planning strategically, it takes the guesswork out of what we are doing on behalf of our community’s children. If we demonstrate effective decision making time after time then our communities eventually begin to place trust in us as boards. If we empower our system’s leadership team to implement the plan of the district, then the focus is truly where it should be…on children and their success.
So, questions are good—and, we as servant leaders in public education must model excellence in governance—we are in an age where we simply cannot afford anything other than WORKING SMART!!
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