Suggested Guidelines for Conducting Visioning Sessions

Suggested Guidelines for Conducting Visioning Sessions

by Bob Thompson Setting for the Meetings: Meeting site:  Preferences for choosing a site (in decreasing order): Out-of-district e.g. another district, hotel meeting room, bank boardroom, etc. In-district but in neutral site, e.g. church, bank or other non-district...
Guidelines for Keeping the Board Informed

Guidelines for Keeping the Board Informed

by Bob Thompson Types of board information:  Management consultant John Carver describes three types of board information: Decision information:  Information used to make decisions.  It looks to the future and is not designed to measure performance. Monitoring...
Protocol for Working with Board Members

Protocol for Working with Board Members

by Bob Thompson Draft   I. Before he/she gets on the board Discuss with the board that candidates, especially new candidates, will want information from you (they can get it anyway through freedom of information) and that you would rather invite them in rather...
When there is an Impending Problem in the District

When there is an Impending Problem in the District

by Bob Thompson (Other than within the board) (Some Guidelines) Meet with the board and discuss with them likely outcome if this problem is not addressed in a timely and appropriate way. Make sure the problem was not created by your staff.  A staff member’s failure to...
District Town Meeting Guidelines

District Town Meeting Guidelines

by Bob Thompson Regular board meetings are not public meetings.  They are meetings held in public much like meetings conducted by legislature.  School board meetings are an opportunity for patrons to see school government in action, but the public has no legal right...