Board of Operational Goals

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The board is responsible to the people for whose benefit the school district has been established and is committed to the education of all students as appropriate to  the  best  of  their  individual  abilities.   It  is  charged  with  accomplishing  this while also being responsible for wise management of resources available to the district.   By  virtue  of  its  responsibility  and  commitment,  the  board  must establish  those  purposes,  programs,  and  procedures  that  will  respond  to  the district’s immediate problems and long-range needs.

The  board  must  fulfill  these  responsibilities  by  functioning  primarily  as  a legislative body to formulate and adopt policy, by selecting an executive officer to implement policy and by evaluating the results. Further, it must carry outs its functions  openly,  while  seeking  the  involvement  and  contributions  of  public, students, and staff in its decision-making process.

Additionally, the board commits itself to the following objectives:
  1. To interpret the educational needs and aspirations of the community and to  meet  them  through  the  formulation  of  policies  that  stimulates  the learner and the learning process.
  2. To  continually  evaluate  the  district’s  educational  goals  and  their implementation in the district schools.
  3. To formulate a sound fiscal policy in the interests of fiscal economy.
  4. To provide the superintendent with sufficient and adequate guidelines to effectively carry out the goals and objectives of the school district.
  5. To  maintain  effective  communication  with  the  public  served  by  the schools  and  with  staff  and  students  in  order  to   maintain  awareness  of attitudes, opinions, desires, and ideas.