|Policies and Regulations||NEPN Code: BBAA
School Board Governance and Operations
School Board Authority and Responsibilities
By statute definition the School Board is an elected body created according to the laws of the state to serve as the governing board of a school district for the purpose of organizing, maintaining, and locating schools and for providing educational opportunities and services for all district residents.
The chief function of the Sioux Falls School Board is to provide for the progress and welfare of all of the schools under its control, and to establish and maintain the policies which govern its organization and operation. The Board functions only when it is convened in regular or special meeting which has been legally called. An individual Board member has no authority to speak for the Board unless such authority is delegated by the Board.
The Board is responsible for formulating policies for the general management of the schools in the District. It shall delegate administrative authority to the Superintendent of schools, but shall be responsible to the people for the results produced.
The Board shall:
Board members have authority only when acting as a Board legally in session. The Board shall not be bound in any way by any statement or action on the part of any individual Board member except when such statement or action is in pursuance of specific instruction by the Board.
13-8-1 School Board Defined
13-8-39 Management of schools by board - General powers
|Policy||Board Action||(formerly 8110 and 9270)|
|Amended:||10-25-93||27458.2c and 27458.2d|