Over the last few months, the Board of Education has been developing and reviewing their governance structure. Through our work, we have been able and will continue to work at a high level of governing. Through a policy governance model, there are boundaries and accountabilities outlined for the board and superintendent.
A breakdown of policy governance:
-The board works as a whole, providing a clear and concise direction to the superintendent.
-The board charges the superintendent to focus every staff member and all resources toward a single goal around student achievement.
- The superintendent is responsible for the implementations of programs, projects and practices that will best support a high quality education.
There are number of components to a policy governance model including ends policies, means, executive limitations, board/superintendent relations, process, indicators, community linkages and monitoring reports. Currently the board is developing ends policies to identify goals of the district and defining the desired outcomes. The board is also working to schedule community linkages to help in the development of the ends policies.
The policy governance work has allowed the board to focus on the vision for the district. I am proud to be a part of the process with the board as they continue to grow, learn and outline the measures of success for the district.