Reads / Books & Links

Here's a list of rich resources for advancing your team's ongoing learning and improvement efforts. Easily blended into individual learning, one-on-one conversations, work sessions, and "strategic business meetings," ReadStudy resources can be studied in entirety but are probably better used in "bite sized chunks" (quotes, chapters, crucial questions...).

  Board Handbooks - CASB's Leadership Workbook
THE core read for all aspects of local board excellence



Finding the Origination Point
By Bill de la Cruz





Now Elected, Now What - The Path to Successful School Governance
By Chuck Namit





Building Great School Board-Superintendent Teams - A Systemic Approach to Balancing Roles & Responsibilities
By Bradley Balch and Michael Adamson





The Governance Core: School Boards, Superintendents, and Schools Working Together
By Davis Campbell and Michael Fullan





 Mapleton Handbook Board handbooks - Locally owned and grown
HolyokeMapleton and Peyton




   First Things First (Leading With A Focus On The Wildly Important)
By Stephen R. Covey





   Conversational Capacity
By Craig Weber





   Improving School Board Effectiveness – A Balanced Governance Approach
By Tom Alsbury and Phil Gore




   Key Work Of School Boards
NSBA's classic



   Leadership Is An Art
Classic by Max DePree





   Schools Cannot Do It Alone
By Jamie Vollmer





   Smartest Kids In The World
A rich look at pace setting learning systems across the globe by Amanda Ripley





   The Essential School Board Book
By Nancy Walser





The Purple Book
Simple, powerful, graphics-filled look at Colorado's financial dilemma by the folks at Colorado Fiscal Institute

 

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