Board Relations

~45 minutes

This simulation takes place in a suburban school district at the end of the school year. After the prom, two students trespass on the high school principal’s property. It turns out that one of the students is a board member’s child. The superintendent must navigate the relationship with the board member and board chair and also decide how to support or manage the principal’s reaction to the incident.

Key characters include a high school principal, concerned parent, board chair
Trade-offs to consider:

  • Responding locally vs. district level
  • Managing stakeholders vs. taking direct action

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Created in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania