At this point in the year, most schools are beginning to prepare for fall board meetings. This is always a time of tension for everyone involved in the process. I frequently hear about this tension because there’s uncertainty about how to get board members to understand the value of recommendations from the leadership team.
Why is it that conversations with board members sometimes become so challenging? What is it about board meetings, committees, and reports that create tension?
While there are many variables at play, two of the key issues are the concepts of assessments and value. School leaders who engage in conversations with board members need to fully grasp how these two concepts influence the outcomes they achieve.