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Policy Governance

The North Mason School District Board of Director’s operates with policies designed to focus the district’s attention on student achievement results.  The board’s policies fall into four categories; End Results, Governance Process, Board Relationship and Executive Requirements.
 

End Results – What North Mason School District graduates should know, understand, and be able to do.
Table of Contents
E-1 District Mission
E-2 Academic Competence
E-3 Academic Achievement
E-4 School Engagement
E-5 Responsible Citizens

 

Governance Process - How the board will conduct its business. Specifically, the Governance Process policies call on the board to focus on strategic leadership, establishing vision and specifying desired results, rather than on administrative detail.
Table of Contents
GP-1 Governance Committment and Beliefs
GP-2 Governing Style
GP-2-E1 Legal Status and Organization
GP-2-E2 Election of Members
GP-2-E3 Board Member Vacanc
GP-2-E4 Organization of Board of Directors
GP-2-E5 Board Officers and Duty of Board Members
GP-2-E6 Student Board Member
GP-2-E7 Director District Boundaries
GP-3 Board Job Description
GP-4 Monitoring Board
GP-4-E Board Self Evaluation
GP-4-E1 Monitoring Document
GP-4-E2 Board Self Assessment
GP-4-E3 Training and Development for Board Members
GP-5 Chairs Role
GP-6 Board Advisory Committees
GP-7 Advisory Committee Structure
GP-8 Agenda Planning
GP-8-E Annual Board Agenda
GP-8-E1 Community Linkage Plan
GP-8-E2 Linkage Response Document
GP-8-E3 Executive or Closed Sessions
GP-8-E4 Minutes
GP-9 Board Members' Code of Conduct
GP-2-E6 Student Board Member Form
GP-2-E6 Student Board Member Procedure
GP-10 Board Members' Covenants
GP-11 Conflict of Interest
GP-12 Board Member Compensation
GP-13 Addressing Board Member Violations
GP-14 Meetings, Public Notice, Quorum, Meeting Conduct and Order of Business, and Public Comment

 

Board/Superintendent Relationship - These policies clarify the relationship between the board and the superintendent. The board delegates the day-to-day operations of the school district to the superintendent. The superintendent will be held accountable for leading the district’s personnel in moving toward accomplishment of the board’s identified End Results while at the same time working within the framework established by the board. The board will monitor the district’s compliance with various policies throughout each year.
Table of Contents
BSR-1 Board-Superintendent Connection
BSR-2 Board as a Unit
BSR-3 Accountability of Superintendent
BSR-4 Delegation of Superintendent
BSR-5 Monitoring Superintendent Performance
BSR-5-E Annual Superintendent Evaluation
BSR-5-E Form Annual Summative Evaluation of the Superintendent
BSR-5-E-1 Monitoring Response
BSR-5-E-2 Monitoring Means

 

Executive Requirements -  Executive Requirements define the framework within which the superintendent and staff are to work. The superintendent is expected to devote her/his time to moving the district toward accomplishment of the End Results policies. S/he is authorized to make decisions and take actions within the framework provided by the board.
Table of Contents
ER-01 Expectations of Superintendent
ER-02 Organizational Continuity
ER-03 Treatment of Parents, Students, Staff, and the Public
ER-04 Budget Planning
ER-05 Budget Execution
ER-06 Facilities
ER-07 Asset Protection
ER-08 Communication and Counsel to the Board
ER-09 Communication with the Public
ER-10 Academic Standards and Practices
ER-11 District Calendar
ER-12 Student Conduct and Discipline
ER-13 Mandatory Policies