Research Centre Report: SSBA Services Report – 2014 This report was prepared by the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy as a result of a survey sent to Saskatchewan school board members, to member Associations (LEADS, SASBO). The survey was carried out to determine the current status of satisfaction and potential improvements to services provided by the SSBA.
Performance Management Overview: This document is intended to provide an overview of performance management for School Boards and Board trustees. It is intended to be used in collaboration with other Board Development materials such as existing SSBA development modules, research reports, and ongoing provided training (2012).
Research Centre Report: A History of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association 2005 – 2011 This report records the major developments in education for school boards in Saskatchewan from 2005 – 2011.
Research Centre Report #09-05: Strategic Planning: A Guide for Saskatchewan Boards of Education This guide discusses the strategies and challenges of creating a legacy in education in the three-year term that board members are elected for.
Research Centre Report #08-04: An Examination of School Board Governance in Saskatchewan (Revised June 2009) This report examines the relationship between the school board’s governance approach and results in learning.
Research Centre Report #08-03: An Examination of School Division Restructuring in Saskatchewan (2008) This study examines the processes, goals, and experiences of the school divisions who went through restructuring in 2005. In addition, the report studies the key proceedings that led to this restructuring.
Research Centre Report #08-02: Board Chair Compensation (2008) This report describes the time expectations of a board chair of a larger school division, the compensation provided, and the supports available to help him/her be successful in that position.
Research Centre Report #07-05: Ignorance of The Law Is No Excuse: School Administrators’ Knowledge of Education Law: A Resource for School Administrators (2007) This report examines the increasing demand for school administrators knowledge of law as it applies to education as well as their knowledge and confidence in making legal decisions.
Research Centre Report #06-03: CEO Performance Review Practices (2006) Trends and promising practices with regard to the CEO review process are identified to inform the work of boards of education.
Research Centre Report #06-01: Saskatchewan School Boards Association – 1980 to 2005 (2006) A historical report of the major developments in education for school boards in Saskatchewan from 1980 to 2005.
Research Centre Report #05-04: A Framework for the Development of School Division Operational Policies and Procedures (2005) This resource outlines a recommended framework for developing school division Operational Policies and Procedures.
Research Centre Report #05-03: Knowledge Management in School Boards (2005) The purpose of this study was to examine knowledge management, or how boards learn collectively, in three school boards.
Research Centre Report #05-01: Educational Accountability: Issues and Alternatives (2005) Contemporary approaches to educational accountability are examined and critiqued as four distinct models: Market approaches, Decentralization approaches, Professional approaches and Managerial approaches
Research Centre Report #03-01: Boards of Education Strengthening the School Program (2003) This report focuses on the effective practices Saskatchewan boards are using to build their capacity to support and facilitate the delivery of educational programs.
Research Centre Report #02-09: A Pathway to Effective Board Policy Development (2002) How Can Boards Move from Traditional Policy Models to one where the Board Governs Strategically? What is the Framework for the Saskatchewan Model?
Research Centre Report #01-05: Managing School Division Amalgamations: Process and Transitions (2001) What are Amalgamation Issues? What are the Principles of Amalgamation? What are the Implications of Amalgamation?
Research Centre Report #99-09: Policy Leadership (1999) How Can Boards of Education Effectively Develop, Implement, and Monitor Policy Leadership?
Research Centre Report #99-01: Strengthening School Governance (1999) What Makes Trustees Good Governors?
What are the Challenges for K-12 Education in Saskatchewan? A summary of the discussion forum sponsored by the Saskatchewan School Boards Association
1997 Canadian Educational Governance Update: How is the governance of education currently organized in Canada?
Research Centre Report #97-04: Doing More With Less: A Simulated Amalgamation of School Boards (1997) How Effective Would the Amalgatmation of School Boards Be?
Research Centre Report #97-03: Board – CEO Review (1997) What is expected of the director of education? How can the performance of the school board be improved?
Research Centre Report #96-13: School Councils: The Saskatchewan Vision (1996) What is the Concept of School-Level Governance? What does it mean for Saskathcewan?
Research Centre Report #96-12: New Directions for School-Level Governance (1996) What Are the Preferences for School-Level Governance in Saskatchewan?
Research Centre Report #96-09: Values and Interests Conflicts Facing Saskatchewan School Trustees (1996) What Are the Problems and Pressures Encountered by Trustees in the Performance of their Board Duties?
Research Centre Report #96-03: School Division Amalgamation in Saskatchewan: An Investigation of Stakeholder Perceptions (1996) What are the concerns of people faced with school division amalgamation?
Research Centre Report #95-16: Centralization of Control Over Educational Decision-Making in Saskatchewan (1995) Is decision-making in Saskatchewan becoming more centralized or decentralized?
Research Centre Report #95-06: Able to Respond: Schools and Communities (1995) How might schools demonstrate accountability?
Research Centre Report #95-03: The Impact of Rural Restructuring on the Delivery of Education Services in Rural Saskatchewan (1995) How will declining enrollments affect the delivery of education in rural Saskatchewan?
Research Centre Report #B1994: Catholic Education Governance: Search for Truth, Formation of Faith (1994) How should Catholic education and separate schools be organized in Saskatchewan?
Research Centre Report #B1993: Final Report of the Saskatchewan Task Force on Educational Governance (1993) How should education be governed in Saskatchewan?
Research Centre Report #91-13: School Board Self Assessment Principles and Processes (1991) How can a school board improve its effectiveness?