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Governance is serious business
There are many laws and regulations that have been put in place in educational systems to maintain order and responsibility. Generally, one thinks of education laws as primarily impacting public schools. However, the HG.org website states that "Education Law is the area of law that relates to schools, teachers, and the rights of Americans to a public education, as well as standards for those students who attend private schools." (emphasis added). Therefore, it is important that governing bodies and administrators of Christians K-12 schools are conversant with them.
Where to Get Help
Listed below are offerings by service providers:
MS in Educational Leadership and Administration
The 39-credit Online MS in Educational Leadership and Administration degree program, offered by Cairn University, is designed for Christian educators who are interested in taking on a leadership role in their school or district.
MS in Nonprofit Leadership
Cairn University’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership equips leaders like you with resources and training in financial management, fundraising, decision making, and organizational effectiveness, so your nonprofit can expand its reach and effectiveness.
You’ve already completed a graduate degree, a thesis, and the teaching experience you need to empathize with those you’ll be leading. Earn your credentials with Cairn University’s one-year Principal Certification program.
The Excellence Centre
"Principals hold the key. They can make or break a school. They are the culture keepers and Kingdom builders. Courage and perseverance, deeply held beliefs and an informed and creative approach to staff development are all desirable qualities, but often not enough."
Books and Articles
A Call to Authentic Christian School Trusteeship
The Handbook is both a practical training manual and a call to servant leadership. It includes practical steps for thinking and acting about money, Board organization, leading change, parents in the 21st century, raising money, and many other topics. It is also a plea and a directive to take on the mantle of servant leaders, using God given energy, skills, and wealth to provide a Christian education for children.
Flourishing Board Governance
ACSI resource. Good starting point for a presentation that leads into more complex ideas.
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