School District 25 Policy
Adopted: November 1, 1994
Legal Ref: W.S. 21-3-110(a)(i)
The legal responsibility for policy making belongs to the Board. The superintendent, as executive officer of the District, oversees the execution of school policy as provided by law. The Board is the legislative body which determines all questions of general policy to be employed in the governance of its public schools. Action on policy changes is taken by the Board in accord with its bylaws.
The Board reserves to itself the function of providing guides for the discretionary action of those to whom it delegates authority. These guides for discretionary action constitute the policies governing the operation of the School District. They will be recorded in writing.
The formulation and adoption of written policies constitute the basic method by which the Board exercises its leadership in the operation of the School District. The study and evaluation of reports concerning the execution of its written policies constitute the basic method by which the Board exercises its control over the operation of the School District.
The formal adoption of policies will be recorded in the minutes of the Board. The Board will adopt only those policies which it believes to be sound and workable. Only those written statements so adopted and so recorded are regarded as official Board policy. They are set by the Board to clarify relationships with employees and to aid in the evaluation of school services and personnel. Board policy is binding on the Board until it is duly amended or repealed, and is binding on employees and other parties dealing with the Board.