An analysis of board of education/superintendent relationships in the area of public school finance

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Michael Thomas Renn (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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E. Lee Bernick

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to examine the relationships between members of boards of education and public school superintendents in the area of school finance. It is our contention that these two sets of actors are at the heart of American public education and that an illumination of the interrelationships surrounding them is significant. Relationships between boards of education and superintendents were examined in only one area of interest, school finance. This area is identified in the literature and recognized through experience as a facilitator of other educational endeavors. The basis for the study was data collected through the administration of a questionnaire to all local district school superintendents in the state of North Carolina. The questionnaire involved respondents ranking levels of involvement on 29 areas of financial responsibility. The response rate was in excess of 90%.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
School board-superintendent relationships
Education $x Finance
School budgets

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