Santa Clara USD | BP 3000 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Concepts And Roles
The Governing Board recognizes that prudent financial decisions are crucial to the district's ability to provide a high-quality education for students. It is therefore essential that the Board establish reliable budget development processes and adopt a responsible budget with spending priorities which reflect the district's vision and goals. When needed, the Board shall advocate and seek community, state or federal support for additional financing.
(cf. 0100 - Philosophy)
(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)
The Board expects sound fiscal management from the administration. The Superintendent or designee shall prepare the detailed annual budget and present it to the Board for review and adoption. He/she shall administer the adopted budget in accordance with Board policies and accepted business procedures.
(cf. 3100 - Budget)
(cf. 3400 - Management of District Assets/Accounts)
The Board shall monitor financial operations so as to ensure the district's fiscal integrity. The Superintendent or designee shall make all required financial reports, recommend auditor(s) to the Board, recommend financial plans for meeting program needs, and keep the Board fully informed about the district's fiscal and noninstructional operations.
(cf. 3460 - Financial Reports and Accountability)
The Board shall make every effort to ensure that the district provides healthy school environments and maintains high standards of safety in the operation of facilities, equipment and services. The Superintendent or designee shall establish a risk management program that promotes safety and protects district resources.
(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)
(cf. 3515 - Campus Security)
(cf. 3530 - Risk Management/Insurance)
(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)
35035 Powers and duties of superintendent
35160 Authority of governing boards
35160.1 Broad authority of school district
35161 Powers and duties of governing boards
44518-44519.2 Chief business officer training program
Maximizing School Board Governance: Understanding California's Public School Finance System, 2006
Maximizing School Board Governance: Budget Planning and Adoption, 2006
Maximizing School Board Governance: Understanding District Budgets, 2006
Maximizing School Board Governance: Fiscal Accountability, 2006
School Finance CD-ROM, 2005
California Association of School Business Officials: http://www.casbo.org
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team: http://www.fcmat.org
School Services of California: http://www.sscal.com
Policy SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: March 8, 2001 Santa Clara, California
reviewed: April 25, 2013