Director Orientation 1112

The board will help newly‑elected or appointed directors to understand the policies and procedures of the board. To facilitate this process, new directors will be provided with:

  • WSSDA publications (e.g., Open Public Meetings, Conflict of Interest, Governing Through Policy, Parliamentary Procedure);
  • Goals for the school district and strategic plan, if developed;
  • Board policies and administrative procedures;
  • Student rights, responsibilities and conduct;
  • District staff handbook;
  • Student and staff handbooks from individual schools;
  • Collective bargaining agreements;
  • District and School budget (s);
  • Financial status reports (most recent copies);
  • Board minutes (past year);
  • Achievement test results and relevant data for evaluating student learning; and
  • Staff member job descriptions.

The board chair or a designee and the superintendent will assist each new director in the review of these materials and will review the role and function of the various admini­strators employed by the district. The orientation will include, as per district policy, how to: (1) arrange for visits of school or administrative offices; (2) request information regarding school operations; (3) respond to a complaint concerning staff or program; and (4) handle confidential information.

Directors will be encouraged to attend meetings, workshops and conferences to increase their knowledge and competencies.

Adoption Date: March 10, 1999
Classification: Optional
Revised: 05/08