Abstracted from "Is eMail Overrunning School Life?" by Zach Kelehear, The School Administrator, November 2002 http://www.aasa.org/publications/sa/2002_11/focus_Kelehear.htm
When used effectively, eMail can be a real time-saver for school leaders whose communication channels already are stretched to the breaking point. But what happens when the practice of sending, reading, and receiving eMails becomes more of a burden than a modern-day convenience?
• Superintendents get holed up in their offices responding to hundreds of queries.
• Correspondence takes away from valuable class time.
• Central office personnel find it easier to turn to their computers for answers rather than making critical on-site visits. Despite these...