School Board Agreements
WLWV Board Operating Agreement
The 2016-2017 Board of Directors met several times during the academic year and unanimously agreed that the principles below represent some of best practices of how individual Board members conduct themselves in the discharge of their duties and how they interact with other members of the Board. While by no means an exhaustive list, these principles are offered up to the members of the 2017-2018 Board in the hopes that they may set aside time early in the year to reflect upon and amend these principles from time to time as necessary to further promote and sustain a highly effective, respectful, and respected leadership team.
1. Deliberate and make decisions as an entire Board, in accordance with the public meeting laws. Work sessions are for background information on unfamiliar information; in-depth discussions that lead toward decision-making are for regular meetings.
2. Regularly study and review policies for effectiveness; provide the opportunity for public participation in the process.
3. The consent of two Board members is required to place an item on a meeting agenda.
4. An individual Board member who desires a copy of an existing written report or survey prepared by the administrative staff will make such a request to the superintendent. A copy of the material may be made available to each member of the Board. Requests for the generation of reports or information which require additional expense to the district must be submitted to the Board for consideration.
5. Understand that as a Board member you receive information that is confidential and cannot be shared.
1. A Board member shall review information, consider others’ ideas with an open mind, and then
present individual opinions during Board deliberations.
Communication Within the Board and With the Public
1. Maintain effective transparency, accountability, and two-way communication with the public.
Relationship Between Board and District Staff
1. Understand the Board sets the standards for the district through Board policy. The Superintendent
has full administrative authority for properly discharging his/her professional duties within the
established Board policy. Board members do not manage the district on a day-to-day basis and
should refer problems or complaint to the proper administrative office.