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Kings Canyon SD |  BP  1140  Community Relations

Responsibilities of the Governing Board   

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The responsibility of the Governing Board is the management and control of the district's schools. The Board's prime functions are the formulation of policies and the judgment of results. Its ultimate goal is the maintenance and upgrading of the educational standards and facilities so that the best possible education will be available to the children of the community.

The district was formed January 12, 1965, by a majority vote of the electorate, combining a number of local elementary school districts and a joint union high school district. The Board derives its power from the California Education Code and State Constitution. The Board shall act as the representative of the state in carrying out the will of the people of the district in the matter of public education. The Board is responsible for the organization and operation of the district schools in conformity with state law and state Board of Education regulations.

The local school district has been created as a unit of state government. The Board may take a public position on legislation which will directly affect the education program within the community.

Members of the Board individually will refer compliments, suggestions and constructive criticism about operational matters directly to the Superintendent for appropriate consideration and action. Comments affecting policy will be routed through regular

channels to the Board meeting agenda for consideration by the Board as a whole.

(cf. 1312 - Complaints Concerning the Schools)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board and Members)

(cf. 9010 - Public Statements)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

78 "Governing Board" defined

35010 Control of district by board of trustees or board of education

35174 Influencing electors

Policy KINGS CANYON JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: July 5, 1988 Reedley, California