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  • Adventist Resource
    IAD School Board Manual for Secondary Schools Grade 9-Grade 12
    This School Board Manual for Secondary Schools covers school constituencies, school operating boards, general school policies and practices, personnel, finance, and curriculum. FAQ, school board members' qualifications, code of ethics, and philosophy of education...

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    A Board Member's Guide to Financial Statements Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article can assist board members in the enormous task of ensuring that schools use their financial resources wisely so as to achieve their mission. It is their responsibility to adequately monitor the financial records of the school. Questions that board...

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    A Board’s Duty of Care in Financial Oversight - How to Avoid the Question “Where Was the Board?” Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Being a member of an institution’s board, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, carries significant responsibilities, including three important fiduciary duties: the duty of care; the duty of loyalty; and the duty of obedience."

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    A Guide for School Board Success Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The purpose of this manual is to assist individuals to become effective school board members and provide boards with the tools to operate successfully. Conference superintendents of schools and local administrators are encouraged to use this manual for...

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    A Look at the Board of One Adventist University Tertiary-Lifelong
    Lawrence Geraty, the President of La Sierra University, shares the similarities and differences of Adventist university and college board of trustees from the perspective of his university.

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    A New Framework of Governance Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "This article presents a new framework for the governance of Christian Schools—a Community Governance Framework that centres on the key roles and relationships contained within that community. Relationships are central to the Community Governance...

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    Board Members' Guidebook East-Central Africa Division 2008 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This East-Central Africa Division handbook contains excerpts of presentations made during the Board members' seminar organized and conducted by the ECD Leadership and Education Department. This guide was compiled to assist in fostering an understanding of...

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    Board, Faculty, Community - Structure to Results Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2015 ASDASA presentation relating to school boards and a successful school business model gives "a fast paced overview of structural thinking leading to behavior change that leads to results. How do you define your WHY? How does that get you results?"...

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    Boardmanship 101 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is your school under managed and over led? In this 2018 NAD convention presentation, "discover the difference between managing and leading. What is the board's role in school improvement? Learn an alternative manner in presenting the fiscal health of...

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    Budgets and Boards Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A schools budget plan reflects is commitment to education in monetary terms. The combined efforts of staff, school organizations, constituency members, and the board, in preparing the budget, will help schools become more accountable to those they serve. Topics...

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    Early Childhood Education Center Board Manual - Southern Union 0-2 years-Preschool
    This 34-page manual contains information on the function and roles of a center's operating board members, as well as center administration.

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    Education Code for Seventh-day Adventist Schools in Canada Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This manual for elementary and secondary school leaders includes application and authorization for senior academy status, denominational status approval, junior academy application, establishment and maintenance guide, pre/junior/kindergarten assessment, guidelines...

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    Effective Governance - The Legal and Fiduciary Duties of Boards Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "How should a board function in order to effectively fulfill its legal and fiduciary obligations? This article examines these obligations and will suggest best practices that will empower boards to function effectively, and enable individual board members...

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    Effective School Boards PowerPoint - Columbia Union Preschool-Grade 12
    This PowerPoint complements the Columbia Union Conference School Board Manual.

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    Eight Pet Peeves of Adventist College and University Board Members Tertiary-Lifelong
    Richard Osborn addresses the challenges of serving on college and university boards by identifying 8 complaints/concerns board members often share. He offers solutions for each one, and suggests that implementing the solutions will enable boards, collectively...

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    Ethical Issues for College / University Boards of Trustees Tertiary-Lifelong
    The authors of this article conducted in-depth interviews with eight board chairpersons or secretaries of Adventist colleges and universities in the North American and Southern Asia-Pacific divisions in order to identify issues relating to ethics at the board...

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    Help Wanted: College and University Trustees Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article looks at the qualifications college and university trustees, who serve as a vital link in the governance process of Adventist higher education, should have.

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    How to Deal With Difficult Parents and Board Members Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Guidelines to help teachers deal with parents and board members. These include learning school rules, adapting personal style, enhancing communication, curriculum crises, professional growth, keeping parents informed, discussing classroom rules with students,...

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    JAE Editorial: Called to Lead in Tumultuous Times Kindergarten-Tertiary
    In this guest editorial, the author discusses the substantial amount of tumult the world of education has seen in recent decades and the opportunities these challenges can provide. Additional titles in this issue include: Ten...

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    JAE Editorial: The Stewardship of Boardsmanship Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Osborn shares six biblical principles of members of school boards or trustees of higher education. Articles included in this issue: Principals and Boards: A Team The...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Study Finds Few Teachers Trained for Middle Grades; Schools and Computers; Who is a School Board Member?; 'Hooked on Phonics'...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: New Job Descriptions for Local Church School Boards; Number of 'Discarded' Children Growing; 'Pats' Take the Fear Out of...

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    Legal Responsibilites of Board Members Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Charles McKinstry examines the legal responsibilities of school boards and its individual members. He also discusses areas of particular concern for Adventist school boards. Topics include: Conflict of Interest; Protection of Students; Protection of Employees;...

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    Legal Responsibilities of School Board Members Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article provides an overview of the primary legal responsibilities of a school board and its members. Conflict of interest, protection of students and employees, finances, insurance, and confidentiality and defamation are topics discussed in this reprint...

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    Mid-America Union Education Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    For the MAUC Education Code and various other documents and forms, select the Education tab and scroll down to resources.

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    Mission Enablers: Nonprofit Boards and Leadership blog Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "How the board interacts with the staff, how it makes decisions, and what issues it focuses on are important to the sustainability of the organization. We provide short, simple, useful guidance that makes board governance easier and improves organizational sustainability."

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    Preparing to Serve on the Local K-12 School Board Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Congratulations! You have just accepted the invitation to serve on the local K-12 school board. Now what? Our schools are sacred—consecrated to God; each institution is an important link in a global network dedicated to educating children in Christ."

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    Principals and Boards - A Team Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What is the purpose of the governing board of an Adventist school? The author presents the results of his observations as a participant on a number of boards. He posits that boards can effectively serve three major functions: policy making and enforcement;...

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    Professional Learning for Teachers and Board Members - The School Board’s Responsibility Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Educational experts agree that the quality of an educational program is primarily dependent on the quality of the teaching, and that ongoing professional training for teachers is the critical element in improving that quality."

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    Responsibilities of a Board of Directors Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article briefly describes the most essential aspects to be taken into account for the proper functioning of a board of directors at any level of action. Functional, ethical and procedural elements are outlined.

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    School Board Governance Training - Myth or Must? Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article discusses the responses of a questionnaire given to school board members of Adventist day academies in the Southern Union Conference concerning board governance training. Member role definition, legal responsibilities, and accountability were...

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    School Board Manual - NAD Columbia Union Preschool-Grade 12
    Download this practical guide to best practices and policies for governing boards of education in the North American Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist schools.

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    School Board Member Guidelines - NAD North Pacific Union Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This manual was developed to help individuals become effective board members. Some areas of Union policy are referred to and summarized. The purpose of this manual is to provide a basis whereby board members can ask good, in-depth questions of administrators...

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    School Board Member Handbook - NAD Mid-America Union Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Created for Adventist school board members in the NAD Mid-America Union Conference, this handbook includes 8 chapters titled: organization and functions, effective board membership, effective board meetings, effective leadership, financial management, curriculum...

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    School Board Member Quick Start Guide Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This Quick Start Guide for School Board Members is full of important information to help you fulfill your responsibilities to the church school. This guide contains a job description, instructions for getting started, tips for maintaining a successful...

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    School Boards Can Improve Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This ASDASA 2015 session distinguishes between leading and managing as it clarifies the roles and responsibilities of effective boards. It prioritizes the importance of strategic planning and assessing the success of your school. Documents in the...

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    Solving Your People Problems Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The article describes factors that increase the incidence of stress, including causes of interpersonal stress, cultural and regional differences, dealing with school boards, improving communication, improving interpersonal skills, and learning new interpersonal skills.

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    Some Legal Considerations for Operating Boards in Adventist Schools K-12 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “This article will identify some aspects of the law that may impact the decision-making process for board members of Seventh-day Adventist schools. It will focus on raising awareness rather than providing deep legal analysis.” Specific areas covered...

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    Technology Planning - A Guide for School Boards Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Every Adventist school needs to have a technology plan that is supported by its governing board, administration, and teaching staff. To ensure successful use of technology in the classroom, school boards should follow five basic steps: Visioning, Planning, Modeling, Funding, and Training.

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    Ten Mandates for Today’s Education Board Chair Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Today’s board chairs are tested more than ever. The realities impacting educational institutions and challenging their boards are different from those of the past several decades and continue to change, sometimes at rapid rates."

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    The Blessings of Serving on a Small School Board Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Working with school boards in small schools can be a tremendously rewarding experience if one is willing to work with the community, listen carefully, gather support, and appreciate God's blessing. Topics in this article include: School board is like a family;...

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    The Challenge to Lead Kindergarten-Lifelong
    When boards govern, are they leading or managing? This article addresses the concern that many Adventist K-21 school boards over-manage and under-lead, by exploring key distinctions between leading and managing. Both skills are essential to perform four roles:...

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    The Financial Report - Keep It Simple and Understandable Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Financial reports can often bring blank, dazed, or confused stares from board members. Penner outlines suggestions for presenting financial reports that will engage board members in making informed decisions, and promote active participation in discussing...

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    The Principal as Board Officer Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Effective school boards fulfill four essential roles and the principal has a key involvement in each. A school board's success depends on the teamwork and collaboration of its members. The principal, as executive secretary, fills the most important position...

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    The Screwtape Strategies - Hamstringing the Impact and Influence of Christian Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "With acknowledgement to, and written in the spirit of C. S. Lewis’ Screwtape letters, using the literary device of inversion. Hopefully, the device should assist readers to gain insight into and question and critique the tactics used...

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    When a School Board Member Goes Rogue Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Although Seventh-day Adventist school boards have significant power to influence the schools under their care, they are not independent entities."

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    ​Building a Working Relationship Between Institutional Boards and Accrediting and Chartering Authorities Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Ultimately, boards must develop strong negotiating skills based on the purpose and mission of their institution, and use a Christian ethical stance when engaging with these agencies and organizations. A healthy prayer life, team spirit, and ongoing orientation...

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    ​Governance and Spirituality - The Profound Impact of Board Members’ Spiritual Health on the Institutions They Govern Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "A single person moved by the Holy Spirit can be a channel of blessings and make a substantial difference in Seventh-day Adventist educational institutions. Conversely, a board member who is disconnected from the Spirit, even for a short time, can cause...

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    ​The Moral Work of School Boards Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Ethics and moral growth, in individuals and communities, are facilitated through complex interactions related to cognitive development, cultural development, emotional intelligence, spiritual maturity, and social influence."