Board of Education - FAQ's
What is a School Board?
A governmental body with the responsibility of providing educational programs for children.
The board members are state officials who live within school district boundaries and are elected to serve four-year terms.
What do school boards do?
The most important thing a school board does is to esablish a vision for the district that reflects a consensus of the board,
community and district staff. The school board has a wide variety of additional responsibilities, such as adopting a balanced annual
budget and issuing interim financial reports, adopting the school calendar, negotiating contracts with employee unions, approving
curriculum materials and closing or constructing schools.
Is the superintendent a board member?
The superintendent is a professional educator employed by the board to carry out adopted policies and be responsible for the day-to-day
operation of the district. The superintendent must implement the vision established by the school board within the district.