8110 Purpose and Role of the Board of Education

Adoption Date: 07/08/1965 Revised: 08/16/2001, 02/13/1975, 01/18/1996
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8110 Purpose and Role of the Board of Education

The Board of Education, as a legally constituted body of elected representatives, bears the responsibility of setting policy for the School District. The Board of Education acts in accordance with authority and responsibility vested in it by federal and state laws, rules and regulations on behalf of the District citizens.

In order to ensure that its educational programs provide all students with a high quality education, the Board of Education programs provide all students with a high quality education, the Board of Education establishes as its goals:

  1. to work closely with the community to ensure that the Board of Education actions and performance reflect the concerns and aspirations of the community;

  2. to identify the educational and technological needs of the community and industry and to transform such needs into programs aimed at stimulating students and preparing them for future careers;

  3. to employ a Superintendent of Schools to carry out the policies of the Board of Education;

  4. to provide leadership in order that goals and objectives of the District, as set forth by the Board of Education, can be effectively carried out. Board of Education action should be policy making planning and appraisal with the Board of Education delegating authority to the Superintendent for the implementation of policies; and

  5. to evaluate its own performance in relation to these goals and to establish and clarify policies based upon the results of such evaluation.

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