Board of Education

The Regular Board of Education Meeting will be held  June 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Office, 9190 County Road 9, Findlay, Ohio.

Members

A.J. Granger, President   aj.granger@me.com
Mark Badertscher, Vice-President  badacha@mac.com
Steve Benson, Member  sbenson70@gmail.com
Tom Miller, Member  skillshotgames@hotmail.com
Vern Strong, Member  vstrong@bright.net

 

 

HOW DOES THE BOARD GOVERN?

This is a summary of how "Policy Governance" serves your students' academic achievement.

Ohio’s school board members represent one of the largest groups of elected officials in the state.

The role and function of board members are often misinterpreted by the public, and in some cases, by board members themselves.

Policy governance consists of 4 main areas, Ends Policies, Executive Limitations, Board-Management Delegation and the Governance Process.

The board is a policymaking body and members are the chief advisors to the superintendent and treasurer.  Board members do not manage the day-to-day operations of a school district; they see to it that the system is managed well by professionals within a policy driven framework that supports the goals of the district and the community they serve.

The board is responsible for clearly defining, on behalf of the community, what students should know and be able to do by the time they graduate from high school.  These are known as ‘Ends Policies’.

Under policy governance the board consciously stays out of the district’s day-to-day management decisions and adopts policies that give the superintendent and the treasurer the authority to select the resources, teachers, and educational programs that he or she believes best serve student-learning needs.  The board assumes a strong oversight role by holding the superintendent and treasurer accountable for ensuring that students make adequate annual progress toward meeting the district’s educational goals. Additional items include, but are not limited to; items involving significant change, financial decisions exceeding set monetary thresh holds and how the superintendent and treasurer exercise authority.  These are known as ‘Executive Limitations Policies’.    

Adherence and compliance to the policy framework is measured by monthly monitoring reports that are submitted by the superintendent and treasurer to the board.

The final 2 areas of Board-Management Delegation and Governance Process are policies for the board on its limitations and responsibilities.  These policies further define the governance process of the board and the relationship and/or governance of the superintendent and the treasurer.