BBA: School Board Powers and Duties

B: Board Governance and Operations

The rights, powers, duties, and liabilities of the Board of School Trustees (the “Board”) rest only with the legally constituted Board and not with committees of trustees or individual trustees.

The statutory powers and duties of the Board are set forth in the sections of the School Act cited below.  In general, the Board sees the following as its most important functions:

  • formulating and interpreting policies and by-laws;
  • delegating administrative duties;
  • making decisions on educational and budget matters;
  • making continual appraisals of the educational, administrative, and planning processes in light of the Board's stated goals and objectives;
  • administering public funds;
  • communicating with the citizenry of the district.

DMT Responsibility: S-T

Adopted Date: 
Monday October 18, 1982
Revision Date: 
Dec 1996