Roles and Responsibilities

Making the Grade: Examining the Role of the Board in Improving Student Achievement

This course focuses on the board’s role in improving student achievement. Topics covered include: characteristics of a highly effective board, roles & responsibilities, board member professional development, as well as, superintendent evaluation.

Ed Massey, Esq., Board Member, Boone County, Kentucky and former NSBA President

Course Length : 1 Hours
Board Training Credit : 1 Hours

Domain I – Governance Structure Domain Description: The board of education and superintendent form the governance leadership team of the local school system, and act in a manner that focuses on improving student achievement and organizational effectiveness.

Standard A - The governance leadership team is comprised of the local board of education and the superintendent, and adheres to appropriate roles and responsibilities, as defined in the state constitution, state law, local act and board policy.

Standard B - The governance leadership team demonstrates a unified approach to governing the school system in order to assure effective fulfillment of roles and responsibilities.

Standard C – The board acts as a policy-making body separate from the roles and responsibilities authorized to the superintendent.

Standard D - The governance leadership team executes its duties as defined in the state constitution, state laws, and state board rules consistent with local board policies, accreditation standards, procedures and ethical standards, which govern its conduct.

Domain VI - Personnel Domain Description: The Board of Education employs, sets performance expectations for, and evaluates the work of the superintendent; sets personnel policies and
approves or denies personnel actions recommended by the superintendent in order for him/her to manage the system workforce to improve student achievement and organizational effectiveness.

Standard A – The board of education employs a superintendent who acts as the Executive Officer of the school system.

Standard B - The board of education evaluates the professional performance of the superintendent.

Standard C - The board adopts personnel policy that is implemented by the superintendent.
  • Course Instructions
  • Webinar
  • Webinar Presentation
  • Conclusion
  • Course Assessment
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever