Adviser Archive

If you are plagued with a prickly problem of school board service, school governance, or school administration, throw it in the lap of American School Board Journal's cadre of consultants, known collectively as the Adviser. We'll change the names of persons and places. Then, we'll describe the problem and its suggested solution for our readers.

Write to Adviser, American School Board Journal, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Or send an e-mail to Adviser. Although the Adviser strives to be accurate, it should not be construed as legal advice.

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December 2013 Adviser
What would you do if … your community won't support spending on emergency plans?
December 2013

October 2013 Adviser
What would you do if … your board objected to the cost of green renovations?
October 2013

September 2013 Adviser
What would you do if … your community did not understand your role?
September 2013

July/August 2013 Adviser
What would you do if … some board members objected to playground renovations?
August 2013

June 2013 Adviser
What would you do if … a community advisory board misunderstood its role?
June 2013

May 2013 Adviser
What would you do if … you wanted to change your district's reputation?
May 2013

April 2013 Adviser
What would you do if … a board member wanted to sell advertising for a stadium?
April 2013

March 2013 Adviser
What would you do if … teachers wanted different types of professional development?
March 2013

February 2013 Adviser
What would you do if … the board disagreed with a superintendent's purchasing recommendation?
February 2013

January 2013 Adviser
What would you do if … your students wouldn't eat healthy school lunches?
January 2013

December 2012 Adviser
What would you do if … parents objected to indoor security cameras?
December 2012

November 2012 Adviser
What would you do if … parents wanted creationism taught in science class?
November 2012

October 2012 Adviser
What would you do if your community was reluctant to pass a bond issue?
October 2012

September 2012 Adviser
What would you do if … you were asked to change a longtime vendor?
September 2012

August 2012 Adviser
What would you do if … parents wanted a new sport at the high school?
August 2012

July 2012 Adviser
What would you do if … your principals said parents refuse to participate at school?
July 2012

June 2012 Adviser
What would you do if … your superintendent had an 'heir apparent'?
June 2012

May 2012 Adviser
What would you do if … your board wanted 'increase achievement' as a goal?
May 2012

April 2012 Adviser
What would you do if … your board were considering changing auditing firms?
April 2012

March 2012 Adviser
What would you do if … a superintendent wanted the board to make its self-evaluation public?
March 2012

February 2012 Adviser
What would you do if … a board member wanted the board to use tablets instead of computers?
February 2012

January 2012 Adviser
What would you do if … a new wellness policy might offend?
January 2012