What's the Job of the School Board Members?
With the children foremost in their minds, the Board of Trustees' primary task is to establish district policy. These individuals are elected by you for three-year terms for which they receive no compensation. Prior to each meeting, trustees receive background materials on agenda items. By studying this information, they are prepared to ask pertinent questions and cast informed votes. A school board is a governmental body, so it can take action only by a majority vote. They are responsible for approving personnel actions, expenditures, property acquisitions and sales, school elections, and legal transactions. Their authority encompasses construction and maintenance authorizations, budget approval, bond elections and sales, tax rates, and the taking of bids on materials, equipment, property, insurance and other items.