203 Powers and Duties of Board Members

The Board and the Board Members are authorized to govern the school district, and in doing such, have three duties to perform: a legislative duty, an executive duty and an evaluative duty.

Legislative Duty: The Board is responsible for legislating policy for the school district permissible under Iowa law. As a policy-making body, the Board has jurisdiction to enact policy with the force and effect of law for the management and operation of the District.

Executive Duty: The Board is responsible for selecting its chief executive officer, the Superintendent, to operate the District on the Board’s behalf. The Board delegates to the Superintendent its authority to carry out Board policy, to formulate and carry out rules and regulations and to handle the administrative details in a manner which supports and is consistent with Board policy.

Evaluative Duty: The Board is responsible for reviewing the performance of the District’s education program. The Board should regularly review the education program and ancillary services.  The review should include a study of the facts, conditions and circumstances surrounding the amount of funds received or expended and the education program’s ability to achieve the Board’s educational philosophy and goals for the District.