BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICIES
Policies affect daily activities in almost every walk of life. In a well-organized household, policies regulate family member responsibilities and rules of behavior. In an efficient company, policies outline business procedures and employee relations guidelines. In an effective school district, policies govern student activities and school operations.
Since school governance is the responsibility of the Board of Education, policy-making is one of the Board's most important functions. Through policy, the Board sets the educational goals for the entire school system and provides directives for administrators and other staff to follow while working toward the district's goals.
(2001 WASB Changes and Challenges)