Board Members will:
Work with members of the Board and the Superintendent to become a governing board devoted to students.
Focus on policy-making, planning and evaluation for student success.
Recognize that the Board makes decisions as a whole only at properly scheduled meetings and that individual members have no authority to take individual action in policy or District and campus administrative matters.
The Board President and the Superintendent, as Secretary to the Board, shall work together to develop the agenda for each regular and special meeting.
A Board member will need a second to approve an item, with exception of the President (BB 9322)
Respect and honor the right of individual members to express opposing viewpoints and vote their convictions.
Attend regularly scheduled Board meetings unless a situation occurs that makes attendance impossible.
Cooperate in scheduling Special meetings and/or work sessions for planning and training purposes.
Acknowledge that two Board Members must agree before an item is placed on a meeting agenda. Individual requests for reports, projects, etc., will be directed only to the Superintendent.
Uphold the legal requirement for confidentiality on all matters arising from Board Meeting closed sessions; will keep all conversations taking place in closed session absolutely confidential.
Recognize and respect the Superintendent’s responsibility to manage the District and to direct employees in District and campus matters.
Understand the Superintendent’s role to make personnel recommendations and changes in consultation with the Board.
Participate in establishing annual expectations and goals for the Superintendent.
Objectively evaluate the Superintendent’s performance and provide appropriate feedback.
Participate in self-assessment of the Board’s performance.
Communicate directly with the Superintendent when staff, students, parents, or community members raise a question or concern.
Communicate directly with the Superintendent prior to Board Meetings to address questions and/or concerns about agenda items; honor the “no surprises” rule.
Communicate one-on-one with the Superintendent when an individual concern arises; will not allow a matter to fester.
Cast a vote on all matters except when a conflict of interest arises.
Recognize the individual role of constituents and special interest groups while understanding the importance of using one’s best judgment to represent members of the community.
As time permits, visit school sites and attend school functions, but avoid interrupting instruction or interrupting employees at work.
Represent the District, when possible, by attending community functions.