The Board of Education is responsible for the governance of the school district under state law and the rules and regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Board policy 2100 defines specific Board operational responsibility.
A major Board responsibility is the appointment of a Superintendent of Schools to perform the functions of chief executive and administrative officer of the district. The statutory powers and duties of a superintendent are described in the Education Law.
The Board should concentrate on its policy level responsibilities and take care not to become involved in the daily operation of the schools. Likewise, the Superintendent should carry out the executive responsibilities with the recognition and acceptance that the Board’s direct accountability to district citizens require it to retain certain power and duties (see policy 2110) which could overlap with the conventional executive function.
Board members and the Superintendent must accept their responsibility to maintain a relationship of respect and open communications.
Adopted: February 26, 1996