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  • Adventist Resource
    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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    An Inquiry of Governance Training , Perceptions of Board Members Qualifications , and Board Assessments of Day Academies in the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Purpose of study: The purpose of the study was to investigate the school boards of non-boarding secondary schools in the Southern Union regarding their governance training programs, the perceptions of the board members regarding their qualifications,...

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    Andrews University Educational Research Index 29 Tertiary-Lifelong
    A report of formal research conducted by students in the School of Education at Andrews University. Some studies may be of importance or interest to teachers, therefore they are made available through the School of Education. This edition of the index references...

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    Board Book Checklist - SSD Sample Grade 1-Tertiary
    A checklist of items to include in the suggested 'Board Book' prepared by principal and board chair, for board members to reference during meetings.

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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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    Boardmanship and Schoolwide Communication Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Watch a presentation for NAD school principals, in five parts.

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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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    Communicating Financial Matters - Expectations of the School Business Officer Kindergarten-Lifelong
    To be an effective team member, the school business officer must be acutely aware of the expectations of the office and skillfully craft his or her responses to the different audiences served.... The most important responsibility of the school business officer...

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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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    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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    Information essential for accountability and planning as identified by board chairs and principals of Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools have been facing problems with enrollments and finances. The purpose of this research was to identify those elements of information and data that the board chairs...

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    JAE Editorial: Professional Trustees Must Demonstrate Leadership Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Guest editor Ed Boyatt previews articles, listed below, in the third issue on Boardmanship for K-12 and college/university board members or trustees. Articles in this issue include: ...

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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: Choosing to Stand Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Dulan prompts readers to consider the impact of not speaking up on committees or boards. When members of committees and boards choose not to share their own ideas or rightly speak out regarding the perspectives of those they represent, their participation...

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    JAE Editorial: School Boards - A Key Role Kindergarten-Lifelong
    According to this editorial, seven groups of people are involved in the success of an Adventist institution: teachers, students, administrators, staff, parents, stakeholder members, and the board of directors. The steering committee is the one that ensures...

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    JAE Editorial: School Boards--A Key Role Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Administration and leadership in Adventist education is the focus of this special issue. Rasi notes that an educational institution's stability, continuity, and success are risk without the support of its board. This editorial outlines and summarizes the role...

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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 column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Ideal Content of High School Presented by U.S. Education Secretary; Changes Foreseen in Job Training by Year 2000; Early Semester Calendar Gains Popularity; Saving...

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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: Federal Programs Available to Private Schools; Federal Programs; New Booklet for Latch-key Children; Even Board Members Can...

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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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    Memorandum to a Trustee Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A college/university faculty member outlines seven things they need trustees to do: 1. Understand the nature and scope of our educational enterprise 2. Be a cheerleader for the work my colleagues and I are trying to do 3. Respect me professionally...

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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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    Preserving the Identity of the Governance Process Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Issues that impede higher education boards from managing and governing Adventist colleges/universities effectively are discussed, including: 1) members who are unfamiliar with the process of governance, 2) mixed identity or divided loyalties, and 3) the approval...

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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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    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 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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    Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education Governing Boards - A Snapshot Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Canosa shares findings from a survey of trustees of four NAD college/university governing boards. Trustees' perceptions about the extent to which their respective boards employed preferred group practices and behaviors identified in "The Effective Board...

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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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    Streamlining the Adventist School Board Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article explores one school's attempt to cure board dysfunction through an ongoing experiment in restructuring its board. The background of the experiment, advantages of small group governance, maintaining representation while vesting power in a small...

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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 Challenging World of a Board Chair Kindergarten-Lifelong
    An experienced school board chair shares thoughts on what to expect from board chairs in this challenging time for Adventist education. Five diverse groups that continuously interact are named. Seven suggestions on how board chairs can function most effectively...

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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 Firing of Mary Mediocre - The Case for Due Process at the School Board Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article outlines how to put due process into practice within the biblical perspective of Adventist education. "Due process is a legal concept embedded in the United States constitution, as well as the laws of many other nations. It is based on the...

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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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    Why Ex Officio Board Members and Invitees are Essential Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article outlines how to help ex officio board members and invitees be as effective as possible. It includes advice to both boards and to ex officio board members and invitees.

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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."