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200.3 Responsibilities of the Board of Directors


The Board is authorized to govern the District, which it oversees.  As the governing board of the District, the Board has three duties to perform:  legislative duty, executive duty and evaluative duty.

Legislative Duty:

The Board is responsible for legislating policy for the District 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:

To select 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 educational program.  The Board regularly reviews the education program and ancillary services.  The review should include a careful 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 for the school District.

Legal Reference:     Iowa Code 274.1; 279.1, .8, .20; 280.12 (1995).

                                    281 I.A.C. 12.3(2).


Cross Reference:     101  Educational Philosophy of the School District

                                    103  Educational and Operational Planning

                                    209  Board of Directors' Management Procedures

                                    600  Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program



Approved:    11/11/96          Reviewed:                 7/00               Revised:  1/2020