One of the most important functions of the School Board is to set policy for the district. The policies set by the School Board act as guidelines for parents/guardians, students and staff to follow while working toward the district's goals. But what do all these policies mean and how can they be used to create a better learning environment in the district? With so many policies, it can sometimes be hard to really understand what policies have been put in place by the Board. This section is designed to help you better understand the district's policies and their purpose. On a regular basis, the district will highlight a Board policy and explain how it is used to create a positive and productive learning environment.
Did You Know...?
That there is a policy related to partnerships with businesses in the community. The following policy covers the collaboration and cooperation between various business partners and the school district.
9555 - PARTNERSHIPS WITH BUSINESS
The Board of Education is well aware of the role that education will play in increasing the nation's productivity and future well-being. To ensure success requires the combining of talent and resources within the region between business and education. It also recognizes that schools of the District need to operate as an integral part of the economic community if students are to receive the type of education and training they will need to function effectively in the twenty-first century.
The Board will seek to establish not only partnerships between the District and individual companies but also, if possible, consortia involving several companies and/or school districts. The purpose will be to seek opportunities for students and staff to share in new strategies and technologies being created in the business world and offer, in exchange, the knowledge and skill of District personnel in creating more effective continuing education for employees and members of the community. Properly planned and implemented, such partnerships or consortia could have significant impact on the nature and content of the curriculum as well as on the manner in which students are taught to learn.
The Superintendent is authorized to actively seek such partnerships.