The Board is the legally recognized body selected by the citizens of the school community to represent the public in the development, interpretation, and implementation of policy under which the school may effectively operate in pursuit of a program of quality education.
For a smoothly functioning operation, it is essential that the Board and the Superintendent work cooperatively in an effort to determine the area which involves policy, what that policy should be, and then prepare it in written form for implementation and future reference. It is imperative that the written policies be based on a thorough understanding of the difference between the policy formation functions and the administrative management functions. This understanding serves to promote a more business-like Board operation and improve Board-Superintendent relationship. The policy statements thus serve as guideposts to all school personnel and to the general public.
The Board is empowered to implement the state educational plan in the school community, to provide a program of education based on an interpretation of community needs and to report to the school community on matters concerning its stewardship. The purpose of the stated policies should be to:
Create a climate which will permit each staff member to totally utilize his/her talents and skills in the performance of his/her respective responsibilities.