2.8. Communication and Support to the Board

  • First Reading: May 18, 2021
    Adopted: June 1, 2021

    Policy Title: 2.8. Communication and Support to the Board

    The Superintendent shall not cause or allow the board to be uninformed or unsupported in its work.

    Further, without limiting the scope of the foregoing by this enumeration, the Superintendent shall not

    1. Neglect to submit monitoring data required by the board (see policy 3.4 on monitoring Superintendent performance) in a timely, accurate, and understandable fashion, directly addressing the provisions of board policies being monitored.
    2. Allow the board to be unaware of any actual or anticipated noncompliance with any Ends or Executive limitations policy, regardless of the board’s monitoring schedule.
    3. Neglect to submit unbiased decision information required periodically by the board or let the board be unaware of relevant trends.
    4. Let the board be unaware of any significant incidental information it requires, including anticipated media coverage, threatened or pending lawsuits, and material internal and external changes.
    5. Let the board be unaware if, in the Superintendent's opinion, the board is not in compliance with its own policies on Governance Process and Board-Management Delegation, particularly in the case of board behavior that is detrimental to the work relationship between the board and the Superintendent.
    6. Present information in unnecessarily complex or lengthy form or in a form that fails to differentiate among information of three types: monitoring, decision preparation, and incidental.
    7. Allow the board to be deprived of a workable mechanism for official board, officer, or committee communications.
    8. Deal with the board in a way that favors or privileges certain board members over others except when responding to officers or committees duly charged by the board.
    9. Allow the board to do its work without the necessary items on its consent agenda. Necessary items are those decisions delegated to the Superintendent yet required by law, regulation or contract to be board-approves, along with applicable monitoring information.
    10. Allow the boards to be unaware of common concerns, needs, or issues and opportunities to collaborate.
    11. Allow the board to be uninformed in a timely manner of all significant gifts.
    12. Allow the board to be unsupported and uninformed in its role as a quasi-judicial hearing body.