Duties of the Board
The school district is governed by the school board elected by the district’s registered voters. The board is authorized to:
- Establish policies that direct the school district
- Employ and evaluate the superintendent
- Negotiate with employee groups to determine salaries and benefits
- Approve the annual budget
- Authorize elections on bond proposals and other issues
- Determine the long-range direction of the district
- Communicate with the community
The School Board acts officially only as a corporate group. An individual Board member has no authority outside of a formally called Board meeting.
The Superintendent is appointed by the School Board and functions as the chief executive officer of the school district. As a professional resource to the Board, the Superintendent is responsible for the administration of all policies adopted by the Board, and the execution of all decisions concerning the internal operations of the school system made by the Board. The Superintendent advises the Board on the needs and programs of the schools.