Below I have included excerpts of the KCKPS description of its school board, kckps.org, and standards I found at National Association of School Boards, nasb.org.
Kckps.org says this: “The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is governed by a seven-member body of citizens elected by the voters of the school district. These seven members are charged with making sure that the school district operates in the best interests of the students and the community. All members serve without pay.
“The board of education is the school district’s governing body, as set forth in state and federal law. The board is responsible for setting district policy, adopting an annual budget, and approving of general district matters, including personnel, curriculum, facilities, and other district business matters. The board is responsible for hiring the superintendent of schools and is responsible for overseeing the superintendent’s duties and performance.
“…Except as otherwise provided by law, all meetings for the conduct of the affairs of and the transaction of business by the Board of Education of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools shall be open to the public."
At nsba.org I found this answer to the question, “what do school boards do?”
The most important responsibility of school boards is to work with their communities to improve student achievement in their local public schools. School boards derive their power and authority from the state. In compliance with state and federal laws, school boards establish policies and regulations by which their local schools are governed. Your school board is responsible for:
At NASB.org a Board Member Code of Ethics/ Conduct, NASB Policy Service – Policy No. 0202.01. In the part labeled IN RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT AND EMPLOYEES, it says:
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