A TALE OF TWO SCHOOL BOARDS: THE NEXT CHAPTER
Bergen and Moore have combined their years of experience in applying the Policy Governance® model to school boards in the form of a novel. The challenges and frustrations faced by the characters will sound familiar to many readers as they draw you into the story.
In the words of author, Andrew Bergen, “I was just too fond of Anthony to say goodbye, so the tale continues!” The sequel to the unique novel, A Tale of Two School Boards, takes the reader along with chair Anthony Reyes and the Norcrest School District Board. They encounter numerous scenarios as a board, while expanding their knowledge and understanding about how the Policy Governance system helps the board direct and control the organization. The board will walk you through specific applications of Policy Governance and you’ll see how the trustees learn to apply Policy Governance in practical and realistic ways.
From a staff perspective, Nathan Bentz, Superintendent of Norcrest School District, explores some ideas about how to support school district staff in furthering their understanding of how Policy Governance applies to their work. He also addresses how to write monitoring reports, understand and apply policy, the necessity of maintaining the ten principles and supporting Board Holism.