The Role of the Board
Your Board of education is composed of seven community members elected by district residents to serve overlapping three-year terms of office. The Board has the responsibility to ensure that all students receive the best education possible, as well as to express and represent the views of the community in matters affecting education. In accordance with Education Law, the Board of education sets policies for the district in all matters pertaining to the educational program, staff, students, and the local schools. The Board-among its many statutory responsibilities - has the authority to approve expenditures for the district, protect the health and safety of all students and staff, and determine the educational goals and vision of the school system.
At regular business meetings and at work sessions, time is provided both at the beginning and the end of the meeting for the public to address the Board. In addition, at work sessions the Board receives public comment following a completed discussion on a work session item. Ordinarily, no public comment is heard during the process of a business meeting. People wishing to speak during public comment at any meeting should sign in with the District Clerk prior to the meeting. We ask that you limit comments to three minutes or less. Please note that the law requires any discussion regarding personnel matters be addressed in executive session. If you have any personnel issues, we ask that you bring it to the attention of the staff member or the supervising administrator.