Following the October 13 board meeting suggested revisions to the Superintendent Board Operating Principles. One of the items of discussion on October 13 was some clarity regarding the division between policy and management. As the board is aware, this is no easy and distinct division. I did include mention to it under the Board and Superintendent section. Additionally, for board consideration in the discussion, I have attached an article that may be of value.
Superintendent/Board Operating Principles
As the citizen and executive leaders of the Woodland School District, it is important for the School Board and Superintendent to work together as a team. Though the roles of each are necessarily different, the primary mission of developing the full potential of all learners must be the paramount purpose for each.
The way the Board and Superintendent conduct business becomes a model throughout the District for students, teachers, parents and staff for leadership and problem-solving.
Operating principles define roles, responsibilities, and methods of working together. To assure quality operations, leaders must agree on basic ways of working. Therefore, the Board and Superintendent agree to abide by these principles.
Judgment and Trust
Communication "No Surprises!!"
Board and Superintendent
Superintendent and School Board Roles and Responsibilities
The Role of the School Board is to:
The Role of the Superintendent is to:
The Role of the School Board is NOT to:
The Role of the Superintendent is NOT to:
Dealing with Citizens and Parents
Board Members as Parents