Function of the Board

Function of the Board
The board of education:

  1. Establishes general policies.
  2. Employs the superintendent and evaluates and appraises his/her services.
  3. Appoints the district treasurer, deputy treasurer, auditor, attorney, deputy clerks, encumbrance clerk, minute clerk and secretary.
  4. Elects and dismisses teachers, principals, and other certified employees upon recommendation of the superintendent.
  5. Approves the general scope of curricular offerings.
  6. Handles such financial matters as the adoption of the budget, recommendation of tax levies, the decision of size and time of bond proposals, and the adoption of regulations concerning the accounting of school funds.
  7. Passes on matters concerning the physical plant, such as the construction or altering of buildings, the equipping of new or remodeled buildings, and the selection of sites for expansion.
  8. Represents and interprets the attitudes of the community on educational matters to the superintendent and interprets the schools to various citizens and citizen groups as occasion demands.
  9. Presses for adequate school legislation and financial support of schools.

Local school districts have all necessarily implied powers not delegated to another authority. Revised: July 27, 1998

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