School Administrator Groups Join Forces
In what may become a new model for national education organizations as memberships drop and economic woes deepen, the nation’s largest professional groups for district superintendents and elementary school principals have thrown in their lot together.
As part of a “functional consolidation,” the Arlington, Va.-based American Association of School Administrators last week announced plans to move into the offices of its Alexandria, Va., neighbor, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, in the next one to two years. Each group will keep its own name, board, leaders, and members, but will share staff, space, and purchasing power. Daniel A. Domenech, the AASA’s executive director, expects the consolidation will save his organization at least $500,000 this year.
Both groups have proposed to raise membership dues this year, by $20 for the NAESP and by $10 for the AASA and both plan to merge their staffs through...
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