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1810 - Key Functions and Goals and Objectives Policy

Policy 1810


Key Functions and Goals and Objectives 

A. Key Functions of the Board 

Vision:  The board, with participation by the community, shall envision the future of the school district’s educational program and formulate goals, define outcomes and set the course for the school district.  This will be done within the context of racial, ethnic and religion diversity and with a commitment to educational excellence and equity for all students. 

Structure:  To achieve the vision, the board will establish a structure which reflects local circumstances and creates an environment designed to ensure all students the opportunity to attain their maximum potential through a sound organizational framework.  This includes employing a superintendent, developing and approving policies, formulating budgets, setting high instructional and learning goals for staff and students, and nurturing a climate conducive to continuous improvement. 

Accountability:  The board’s accountability to the community will include adopting a system of continuous assessment of all conditions affecting education, including assessments for measuring staff and student progress towards goals.  The public will be kept informed about programs and progress.  Staff and board training will be provided to ensure continuous improvement of student achievement. 

Advocacy:  The board shall serve as education’s key advocate on behalf of students and their schools.  The board shall work to advance the community’s vision for its schools, pursue the district’s goals, encourage progress and energize systemic change and ensure that students are treated as whole persons in a diversified society. 

B. Annual Goals and Objectives 

Each year, in coordination with the superintendent, the board will formulate goals and objectives.  The goals and objectives may include but are not limited to the board functions of vision, structure, accountability and advocacy. 

At the conclusion of the year, the board shall conduct a self-evaluation reviewing the degree to which the goals and objectives have been accomplished. 

Cross Reference:     
Board Policy 1822 Training and Development 

Adoption Date:    May 17, 2005