Policies and Regulations NEPN Code: BIA

School Board Governance and Operations
New School Board Member Orientation/Handbook

To maintain high standards and continuity in operating the School District, new School Board members should be provided new Board member training promptly after election.

The Superintendent shall arrange to hold a conference or conferences with new Board members on their work, objectives, and purposes, discussing the legislative function of the Board with the administrative functions of the Superintendent. Key aspects of curriculum, finance, operations, special services, instructional support, assessment, technology and information services will be reviewed with new Board members.

The new member has a responsibility to become knowledgeable about the educational program, employed personnel, laws and Board procedure, Board policies, teaching materials and facilities, school services, needs of community, interested organizations such as the parent-teacher association, techniques of good public relations, and the priority areas identified by the Board. 


Policy   Board Action (formerly 8210)
Adopted 05-28-68    
Amended: 10-25-93 27458.2c  
Amended: 10-24-05 34245  
Amended: 09-14-09 35488  
Reviewed: 08-12-13 36693  
Reviewed 08-13-18 38110