204 – General Powers And Duties

It is recognized that the Board of Directors has three major roles:

Legislative – The Board of Directors represents the people of the District as a whole and will function as a policymaking body.

Executive – The Board of Directors selects the Superintendent of Schools as the District’s chief executive officer and delegates to the Superintendent the authority for formulating and overseeing rules, regulations, plans, and administrative details necessary to ensure that the policies of the Board and legal requirements are carried out in the daily operation of the schools.

Evaluative – The Board of Directors, through careful study and consideration of facts and conditions, determines whether the schools are operated efficiently and effectively, based upon a sound philosophy of education and upon identified goals. The Board of Directors shall review the educational program and ancillary services periodically.

The Board of Directors shall carry into effect any instruction from an election upon matters within the control of the voters.

The Board of Directors shall enter into all necessary contracts for exercising powers granted and for performing duties required by law. The Board of Directors may delegate the authority to the superintendent or the superintendent’s designee to enter into certain types of contracts on behalf of the District. Only those contracts approved by the Board of Directors or entered into by the superintendent or the superintendent’s designee pursuant to delegated authority shall be valid and binding upon the District.

Date of Revision: February 9, 2009

Legal References: 257.18, 274.1, 274.2, 274.7, Chapter 279, Chapter 280, 282.3, 282.4, 285.5, 296.1, 297.1, 297.22, 298.1, 298.2, 298.10, 298.18, 298.21, 300.2, 301.1, Code of Iowa; 28l I.A.C. 12.1(2), 12.8


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