BAA(LOCAL) - BOARD LEGAL STATUS: POWERS AND DUTIES
The Board shall act as the general agent of the state in carrying out the will of the people of the District in the matter of public education. It shall be responsible for carrying out mandatory laws and shall consider and accept or reject the provisions of the permissive laws. In all cases where the state laws do not provide or prohibit, the Board shall consider itself the agent responsible for establishing and appraising the educational program.
In addition to those duties imposed by statute, the Board shall:
Select and contract with the Superintendent, school architects, and legal counsel; appoint advisory committees; and select such other personnel as may be needed to administer the District and perform necessary services for the District.
Authorize the Superintendent to act as its agent in the accomplishment of certain purposes in the business and fiscal affairs of the District.
Through regular reports from the Superintendent and other staff members and through such other legal and ethical means as it deems appropriate, continuously evaluate the overall operation and program of the District as a basis for policy revision and other Board action.
Keep, or cause to be kept, an accurate record of all business transactions of the District, including regular or special audits of the books and accounts.
Authorize District application for special project funds under state or federal plans for assistance to public schools.
Assist in informing the public of the District's needs, problems, programs, and policies.
Inform citizens and teachers of the proper procedures and channels to use in resolving issues or conflicts.
Confirm or amend all recommendations of the local textbook committee for the adoption of textbooks.
Perform other specific duties currently imposed by law and/or specified elsewhere in Board policy and in District administrative regulations.