9012 - Legal Responsibilities of Board of Education

Policy 9012
Bylaws of the Board

Legal Responsibilities of Board of Education

The Board of Education shall have authority to take all action necessary or advisable to meet its responsibilities under state statute and Town Charter including but not limited to the following:
  1. To annually establish, with the Superintendent of Schools, educational priorities for the school district.
  1. Create, abolish, modify and maintain such positions, schools, divisions and classifications as may be necessary for the efficient administration of the educational enterprise.
  1. To employ a Superintendent of Schools in accordance with state statutes.
  1. To consider and adopt an annual budget, prepared by the Superintendent of Schools.
  1. To determine the number, classification, duties and remuneration of employees.
  1. To establish policy for employment, promotion and dismissal of personnel in accordance with state statutes.
  1. To provide for the appraisal of the performance of personnel.
  1. To initiate and approve the acquisition and disposition of school sites and to initiate and approve plans for school buildings.
  1. To consider any specific recommendations made by the Superintendent of Schools.
  1. To keep the citizenry informed of purposes, values, conditions and needs of public education in the Town.
  1. To consider, revise and adopt any changes in the curriculum.
  1. To take any other actions required or permitted by law.
  1. To make reasonable provision to implement the educational interests of the State, as defined by law, so that
    1. each child shall have for the period prescribed in the General Statutes equal opportunity to receive a suitable program of educational experiences;
    1. the school district shall finance at a reasonable level an educational program designed to achieve this end;
    1. the school district shall provide educational opportunities for its students to interact with students and teachers from other racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds;
    1. the mandates in the General Statutes pertaining to education within the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education shall be implemented.
  1. To maintain a safe school setting and shall in accordance with the statues maintain records of allegations, investigations, and reports that child has been abused or neglected by a school employee, as defined in C.G.S. (53a-65).

Legal Reference:        Connecticut General Statutes
10-220 Duties of boards of education.

Adopted: 4/10/12
Revised: 9/17/19
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