Unity of Control

    Policy type: Board/CEO Relationship
    Policy code: B/CR-2

    Only decisions of the full Board acting as an entity are binding on the CEO.


    1. Decisions or instructions of individual Board members, officers and committees are not binding on the CEO except in rare instances when the Board has specifically delegated such exercise of authority.
    2. In the case of Board members or committees requesting information or assistance which, in the CEO’s opinion, require and redirect a material amount of staff time or resources that would be disruptive or unreasonable, the CEO may refer such requests to the full board for official authorization.



    Monitoring Method: Board self-assessment
    Monitoring Frequency: Annually

    Lake Washington School District Board of Directors

    LWSD Superintendent and two board members during board meeting

    Governance Process

    Board CEO Relationship

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

    Executive Limitations

    Superintendent reads to a group of elementary school studentsThese policies state the limitations imposed by the Board on the strategies and methods the superintendent and his or her staff may use, as they work to achieve the specified outcomes identified in the Ends Policies. The executive limitations establish the boundaries and operating expectations for staff.

    End Results

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