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1005 - Key Functions of the Board

Board Policy No. 1005

KEY FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD

 

Acting on behalf of the people of each community, the school board will fulfill the following functions:

Vision

The board, with participation by the community, shall envision the future of the school district's educational program and formulate goals, define outcomes and set the course for the school district. This will be done within the context of racial, ethnic and religious diversity and with a commitment to education excellence and equity for all students.

Structure

To achieve the vision, the board will establish a structure which reflects local circumstances and creates an environment designed to ensure all students the opportunity to attain their maximum potential through a sound organizational framework. This includes employing a superintendent, developing and approving policies, approving budgets, promoting a clear instructional focus for staff and students, and nurturing a climate conducive to continuous improvement.

Accountability

The board's accountability to the community will include adopting a system of continuous assessment of all conditions affecting education, including assessments for measuring staff and student progress towards goals. The public will be kept informed about programs and progress. Staff and board training will be provided to ensure continuous improvement of student achievement.

Advocacy

The board shall serve as education's key advocate on behalf of students and their schools. The board shall work to advance the community's vision for its schools, pursue the district's goals, encourage progress and energize systemic change and ensure that students are treated as whole persons in a diversified society.

Cross References:

Board Policy

1310

Policy Adoption, Manuals and Administrative Procedures

1810

Annual Goals and Objectives and Evaluation of the Board

1822

Training and Development for Board Members

 

Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

Revised: October 7, 2003

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