Board Policies

Adoption Date: Jun 15, 2002

The Board believes that, in general, it is the primary duty of the Board to establish policies and that of the Superintendent to administer such policies.  Policy should not be originated or changed without the recommendation of the Superintendent.  The Superintendent should be given latitude to determine the best method of implementing the policies of the Board.

The Superintendent, as the chief administrative officer of the Corporation, is primary professional advisor to the Board.  S/He is responsible for the development, supervision, and operation of the school program and facilities.  His/Her methods should be made known to the staff through the administrative guidelines of the Corporation.

The Superintendent is encouraged to maintain open communications in conjunction with the administrative staff, to create and utilize mechanism such as councils, cabinets, and committees to foster good communication within the staff and allow input into the development of policies which affect them.

The Board shall retain oversight supervision of such guidelines.

In order to expedite negotiation procedures, the Superintendent is appointed the chief representative of the Board for the purpose of determining negotiation strategies and members of negotiation teams for collective bargaining with recognized unions and employee units.

The Board is responsible for determining the success of the Superintendent in meeting the goals established by the Board through annual evaluations of the Superintendent’s performance.  The Board, in formulating its position with regard to the performance of the Superintendent, shall rely, whenever possible, on the objective outcomes of its evaluations rather than on subjective opinions.

I.C. 20-26-5-4 (8)
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