Board of directors

Evaluation of the Board

 

Policy No. 1820P

Each individual board member shall annually review the code of governance as a basis for evaluating his/her own conduct as an elected representative of the board of directors. Collectively, the board shall evaluate its performance in terms of its four major functions:

Vision – The board shall demonstrate its responsibility for providing a community vision of its schools by:

Working with the community to determine the district’s educational program and what  students  need  to know and be able to do;

Formulating educational goals based on these community expectations and the needs of students;

Encouraging leadership, instruction and assessment, and curriculum development activities directed toward goals; and

Annually reviewing the district’s progress and direction against its vision.

Structure – The board shall demonstrate its responsibilities for establishing a organizational structure by:

  • Enacting policies that provide a definite course of action;
  • Monitoring the implementation of policies;
  • Employing qualified staff;
  • Reviewing proposed labor agreements, staffing recommendations and staff evaluations;
  • Formulating budgets; and
  • Working to ensure a healthy learning and working environment that supports continuous improvement.

Accountability – The board shall demonstrate accountability by:

Encouraging citizen involvement in the schools.

Reviewing budget proposals, revenues and expenditures;

Approving materials, equipment and/or methods consistent with goals;

Requiring and monitoring periodic evaluations of school programs.

Reviewing building and grounds maintenance and needs,

Reviewing transportation services and other support services; and

Initiating and reviewing internal and external audits.

Advocacy –  The board shall advocate for education and on behalf of students and their schools by:

Keeping the community informed about its schools;

Participating in school and community activities; and

Encouraging citizen involvement in the schools.

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