About School Board Policies
Generally, the role of a School Board is to set policy and the role of the administration is to execute it. Here is the basic distinction between policies, regulations, and procedures:
Policies are principles adopted by the Board to chart a course of action. They tell what is wanted and may include also why and how much. They are broad enough to indicate a line of action to be taken by the administration in meeting a number of day to day problems; they need to be narrow enough to give the administration clear guidance.
Rules and Regulations are specific requirements generally established by the Superintendent and/or his staff, but may be specifically adopted by the Board. They are specific directions to fully implement the intent of respective policy statements.
Procedures are step-by-step guides that assist all personnel to carry out the specific regulations. They state exactly what is to be done and give detailed steps of how to do it.
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