The Board of Education is responsible for adopting and assessing the effectiveness of the written policies by which the district is governed. The Board recognizes that written policies are essential to district governance in that they:
- Govern effectively and efficiently across time, situations, and individuals.
- Provide the foundation and guidance for administrative action.
- Publicize the federal, state, and local rules that govern the district.
The Board is committed to developing written policies which:
- Clearly define the district’s goals and objectives and reflect the Board’s vision.
- Define roles and responsibilities and identify who is responsible for what.
- Provide the Superintendent and district staff with clear guidance regarding expected district administration.
- Allow for flexibility that is needed for day-to-day operations.
When reviewing the contents of a proposed policy, the Policy Committee will consider whether the proposed policy:
- Is within the scope of the Board’s authority.
- Is consistent with state and federal law and the state and federal Constitutions.
- Supports the district’s goals and objectives.
- Reflects good practice (e.g., educational, personnel, business, etc.).
- Is reasonable and not arbitrary or discriminatory.
- Adequately covers the subject.
- Is consistent with the Board’s existing policies.
- Can be administered in a practical, cost-effective manner.