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200.1 - School Board Statement of Guiding Principles




It is the policy of the Linn-Mar Board of Directors to recognize and maintain the distinction between those activities which are appropriate to the board as the legislative, governing body of the school district and those administrative activities which are to be performed by the superintendent of schools and the staff in the exercise of delegated administrative authority. The functions of the board can best be described as policy making, appraisal, and evaluation.

The Board of Directors have the duty of providing the financial means by which the educational program is delivered. It will further ensure that the community is informed on the needs, purposes, values, and status of the schools.

The board develops policy and procedure for its own business conduct and for that of the entire school corporation.

Legislative: The board represents the people of the district and functions as a policy making body. The board has complete jurisdiction over the school district and its employees.

Executive: The board selects an executive officer, the Superintendent of Schools, and delegates to him/her the authority for carrying out the policies, plans, and administrative details necessary to ensure that all phases of operation formulated by the board are effective.

Appraisal: The function which determines the efficiency of the operation of the district financially and examines the worth of what is to be transmitted as the result of instruction based on a sound philosophy of education.

Adopted: 6/70
Reviewed: 9/10; 10/11; 4/13; 9/16; 10/19
Revised: 8/14
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 274.2; 275.2; 275.23A; 277.23, .28, .31
279.1, .5, .7-.8, .33 (2013); 281 IAC 12.3(2)