Standard 1: Conduct and Ethics
The school board, as a whole, provides leadership to the community on behalf of the school district by conducting its business in a fair, respectful, legal, and responsible manner.
An effective, high-performing school board strives to meet the following benchmarks:
A. Recognize the school board team consists of school board members and the superintendent and evaluates its performance at least annually.
B. Take full responsibility for its activity and behavior at and away from the school board table.
C. Encourage its members to express their individual opinions, respect others’ opinions, and vote according to their convictions.
D. Speak with one voice after reaching a decision.
E. Spend time on board governance work rather than staff work — focuses on the ends not the means.
F. Provide for orientation and ongoing training for all school board members.
G. Follow established policies, including the chain-of-command, by directing people with concerns to the appropriate staff.
H. Set an example of respectful and civil leadership.