The Board of Education believes that the legislation of policy is its most important function.
Furthermore, the Board delegates to the superintendent the responsibility for the execution of
policy and the development of all necessary rules and regulations to effectively implement the
same. This delineation of responsibility provides the superintendent freedom to manage the
district within the framework of Board policies, and frees the Board to devote its time to policy-making and appraisal functions.
The Board will authorize the superintendent to act in all matters of decision and administration
which come within his or her scope as chief executive officer of the Board, or as professional
leader of the district, as determined by the established policies of the Board. While the Board
reserves to itself the ultimate decision of all matters concerning general policy or expenditures of
funds, it will normally proceed in these areas after receiving recommendations from its executive
officer. Furthermore, the following provisions shall serve as guideposts in the Board-superintendent relationship:
1. As its executive officer, the superintendent is the official contact between the Board and
the staff, and will act as spokesperson for the staff insofar as school operations are
2. The superintendent will have the privilege of asking guidance from the Board with respect
to matters of operation whenever so desired. Where it may be necessary to make
exceptions to an established policy, such matters will be submitted to the Board for advice
3. The superintendent will assist the Board in reaching sound judgments and establishing
policies, and will place before the Board relevant facts and information concerning
situations or business at hand.
Within this framework of various responsibilities, good communication between the Board and
superintendent is essential for the smooth and efficient operation of the district.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Cross Refs: CBA, Qualifications and Duties of the Superintendent
St. Charles School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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