Legislative and Policy-Making Authority - After open discussion and after the votes of members are taken on the record in either regular or special public meetings, the Board will establish rules or policy to provide direction for the District and the Superintendent.
Establishes Policies and Reviews Administrative Regulations - Pertaining to the governing of programs and services of the district consistent with the rules of the State Board of Education and with state and federal laws, the Board establishes, reviews and updates policies that direct the instructional and support programs – a comprehensive set of policies which directs how district operations remain accountable.
Strategic Planning - Determines the long-range direction of the District and sets a strategic direction with annual goals to guide district operations and investments.
Constituent Accountability - The Board is responsible for providing adequate and direct means for keeping itself informed about the needs and perspectives of the public, for keeping the local community informed about the schools, and provides opportunities to involve the public in the development and evaluation of district services.
Judicial Authority - As provided by law, policy, or contract, the Board acts as a fact-finding body or a court of appeal for students, staff members, and the public when issues involve board policies or agreements and their fair implementation, and when the Board must determine the rights, duties, or obligations of those persons who come before it.
Executive/Administrative Authority - The Board appoints a Superintendent and delegates to her or him the authority to establish administrative regulations to implement Board policy and goals. The Board annually evaluates the Superintendent’s performance. The Board may establish academic and financial goals for the District and evaluate the Superintendent’s implementation of those goals.
Fiscal Accountability - The Board oversees the financial affairs of the district by adopting, authorizing, and appropriating the annual budget, and by proposing annual tax levies, local option or bond elections to provide for operation of programs, construction and maintenance or acquisition of district property.
Payments and Business Transactions - The Board authorizes the Superintendent or designee to approve payment on all contracts and business transactions of the District in accordance with Board policies on purchasing and budget requirements.
The Board will provide for an annual audit of the district’s assets.
The Board will employ the staff to carry out the educational program
Collective Bargaining - The Board will be engaged in the collective bargaining process to finalize labor contracts with the district’s personnel. The Board will approve via contract, through the collective bargaining process where appropriate, salaries and salary schedules, other terms and conditions of employment, and personnel policies for District-wide application. Board members may be assigned by the full board to participate in contract negotiations preferably utilizing an Interest Based Strategies approach to collective bargaining.
School Calendar - The Board establishes the days of the year and the hours of the day when school will be in session.
Complaints – The Board coordinates via policy the process and resolution of inquiries, complaints, problems, or emergencies affecting the availability or quality of services, and responds to sensitive or complex inquiries or service complaints, as outlined in district policy. Board members should not respond to any complaints or policies. All matters should be referred to the Superintendent and the Board Chair.