What is the CBBR?
From personalities, politics, and power struggles to positive, measurably productive school board meetings--all within three months.
Your school board is charged with creating and effectively maintaining educational systems that positively impact the lives of children. Yet, some school board meetings resemble a circus. Challenging personalities, misguided politics, and hidden agendas become the standard of operation. We know that board members hold the key to better schools and quality education. Bottom-line, school boards and board members determine the success, or failure, of a school system.
Billions of training dollars are spent on education each year in this country in vain. This money is spent on teacher and administrator training, but what we fail to realize is if boards and superintendents don't work as teams, we never realize the fruits of our investment. If quality doesn't happen at the top, it won't happen at the bottom.
A national training model was developed based on the results of this research. Great boards do similar things, and unfortunately, so do poor performing boards. When boards behave badly, nothing good happens. Just as we can learn from the high performing boards, we can do the same from low performing boards. The Center for Board Behavior Reform provides the most unique training in the country based on behavior change.
The CBBR was created to provide unique training to superintendents and school boards based on the first-of-its-kind research done by Dr. David E. Lee at The University of Southern Mississippi. This research has revealed, for the first time, that there is a direct link between school board behavior and student achievement.
We know a thing or two about board meetings because we have observed over 300 of them--research concludes there is a direct link between board behaviors and student achievement.
Below are some publications either authored or co-authored by members of our team. Click an article to download it.