This book on school board meetings retains many of the ideas and structural features of the original edition. It explains how to plan and conduct meetings that meet the needs of the individual school board and takes the board meeting beyond compliance with legal requirements to meetings that serve the interests of both school and community. This edition was updated to conform to changes in both law and practice and, in particular, to accommodate new thinking about the most effective practices of the school board.
The book targets both new and experienced board members and should be especially useful to board presidents, secretaries, and superintendents. Coming to Order includes 11 chapters, an extensive appendix, and a comprehensive subject index. Some of the special topics addressed are: avoiding common time wasters, parliamentary procedure, ways of making decisions, electronic communications, orienting new members, filling vacancies, and public participation at board meetings. Published by IASB, 2023
There is no named author; rather, this book reflects the contributions of many current and former IASB staff members. They are acknowledged by name in the book.