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Policies » Section B: School Board Governance & Operations » BDD: Board-Superintendent Relationship

Policy Date: 12/12/2017

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The Board believes that the legislation of policies is a primary function of a School Board and that the execution of the policies should be a primary function of the Superintendent.

Delegation by the Board of its executive powers to the Superintendent provides freedom for the Superintendent to manage the schools within the Board’s policies and frees the Board to devote its time to policy-making and appraisal functions.
The Superintendent is responsible for the administration of Board policies, the execution of Board decisions, the operation of school programs, for keeping the Board informed about school operations and issues, and for satisfactory fulfillment of the duties required by statute and rules of the State Board of Education.

The Board will:
1. Give the Superintendent full administrative authority for properly discharging his/her professional duties, holding him/her responsible for acceptable results.
2. Act upon matters of employment or dismissal of school personnel only on the recommendation of the Superintendent.
3. Hold all meetings of the Board in the presence of the Superintendent or his/her designee.
4. Refer all school related concerns to the Superintendent and formally discuss at a regularly scheduled meeting.

Adopted: October 12, 1999
Revised: December 12, 2017