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    Communication with and Counsel to the Board

    Policy type: Operational Expectations
    Policy code: OE-8

    The Superintendent shall assure that the Board is fully supported and adequately informed about matters relating to Board work and significant district concern.

    The Superintendent will:

    8.1    Submit required monitoring data (see policy B/SR-5–Monitoring Superintendent Performance) in a thorough, accurate and understandable fashion, according to the Board’s annual work plan schedule, and including both Superintendent interpretations and relevant data to document compliance or reasonable progress.

    8.2    Advise the Board, in a timely manner, about trends, facts and other information relevant to the district and Board’s work, especially legal findings and regulatory directives and other matters that pose significant risk.

    8.3    Inform the Board of significant transfers of money within funds or other changes substantially affecting the district’s financial condition.

    8.4    Assure that the Board has adequate information from a variety of internal and external viewpoints to assure informed Board decisions.

    8.5    Inform the Board of anticipated significant media coverage.

    8.6    Inform the Board, the Board President or individual members if, in the Superintendent’s opinion, the Board or individual members have encroached into areas of responsibility assigned to the Superintendent or if the Board or its members are non-compliant with any Governance Culture or Board/Superintendent Relations policies.

    8.7    Present information in simple and concise form, indicating clearly whether the information is incidental, intended for decision preparation, or for formal monitoring. 

    8.8    Treat all members impartially and assure that all members have equal access to information.

    8.9    Work with the Board as a whole except when:

    1. Fulfilling individual requests for information or counsel, provided such requests are not disruptive or do not require an inordinate amount of staff time or resources;
    2. Working with officers or committees duly charged by the Board;
    3. Communicating with the president.

    8.10    Inform the Board in a timely manner of any actual or anticipated noncompliance with any Board Operational Expectations policy or any anticipated failure to achieve reasonable progress toward any Results policy.

    8.11    Provide for the Board adequate information about all administrative actions and decisions that are delegated to the Superintendent but required by law to be approved by the Board.  

    8.12    Inform the Board in a timely manner of the administrative disposition of complaints referred to the Superintendent by the Board.

    8.13    Inform the Board in advance of any significant deletions of, additions to or modifications to any instructional programs or administrative policies. 

    8.14    Recommend for Board approval school attendance boundaries that consider the impacts on students, families and the community and are appropriate to the effective and efficient operation of the district. 

    {formerly EL-3, Communication and Counsel to the Board}
    Adopted:    
    07/07/03

    Revised:  
    09/27/10
    08/12/19 /Executive Limitations (EL) Policies changed to Operational Expectations (OE)

    Monitoring Method: Internal Report 
    Monitoring Frequency: Annually  
     

    Governance Culture

    Formal portraits of the Lake Washington School District Board membersThese policies define how the Board will operate internally and govern itself to add value to the district. These policies address the Board’s own culture, how it will conduct business, and how members will conduct themselves and interact with each other.

     

    Board Superintendent Relationship

    District superintendent and two board members during board meetingThese policies describe the delegation of authority by the Board to its Superintendent and clarify the relationship between the two. Organizational performance is considered identical to Superintendent performance.

    Operational Expectations

    Results

    Juanita High School graduates after their graduation ceremonyThese policies define the results desired for our students and what they are expected to know and be able to do as a result of their educational experience. Results policies are based on the Lake Washington School District Mission, Vision, Student Profile and Guiding Principles