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Board Governance Standards

To promote student growth and achievement, an effective school board will adopt and adhere to board leadership and governance standards.

I. MISSION, VISION, AND GOALS
The Board annually reviews the district’s vision and mission statements, annually adopting board and district goals to support the mission.

II. POLICY GOVERNANCE
The Board continuously reviews, revises, and develops policies and procedures to ensure accountability focused on growth and student achievement.

III. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The board establishes effective communications with stakeholders through actively engaging parents, students, staff, and community members with the intent to promote the district’s image, build positive working relationships and sustain long-term partnerships that will serve education.

IV. ACCOUNTABILITY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
The Board continuously monitors the progress of district goals utilizing data to support growth and promote shared accountability for maximizing student achievement.

V. ADVOCACY
The Board advocates for children, public education, learning, and equity to support improved student achievement for all students.

VI. DISTRICT RESOURCES
The Board aligns and manages district resources in a responsible manner to meet goals and to promote growth of student achievement.

VII. BOARD OPERATIONS
The Board ensures meetings are effective, efficient, and orderly focused on policy and proper board governance and conduct.

VIII. BOARD – SUPERINTENDENT RELATIONS
The Board and Superintendent establish and sustain a professional and collaborative working relationship to support and advocate for growth and student achievement.

IX. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Board and Superintendent participate in continuous and appropriate training and professional development to build shared knowledge and values.