School boards can be responsible for everything from approving performance evaluation systems, hiring district leadership, and negotiating union contracts, to developing and enforcing budgets. Their decisions have consequences for local school systems, but there is limited information available about how they function. Now, given the recent trend toward increased local control, school boards are likely to have increased authority over accountability decisions in the future.
On May 15, ICW will unveil a new 13 city case study which will take a closer look at school boards across the country. The report will highlight rural and urban districts with diverse school boards to uncover the extent to which the business community has played a role in school governance. We will examine how school boards function and help to understand the importance of making them more accountable, effective, and focused on the needs of students.
From the Boardroom to the School Board: Why Business Engagement in School Governance is Important
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
1615 H Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20062