Key Functions of the Board
The Pullman School District Board of Directors, acting on behalf of the residents of the District, will fulfill the following functions:
Vision: The Board, with participation by the community, shall envision the future of the school district's educational program and formulate goals, define outcomes and set the course for the school district. This will be done with a commitment to education excellence and equity for all students.
Structure: To achieve the vision, the Board will establish an educational environment designed to ensure that all students will have an opportunity to attain their maximum potential. Key tasks includes employing a superintendent, developing and approving policies, formulating budgets, setting high instructional and learning goals for staff and students, and nurturing an organizational climate conducive to continuous improvement.
Accountability: The Board's accountability to the community will include adopting a system of continuous assessment of all conditions affecting education, including assessments for measuring staff and student progress towards goals. The public will be kept informed about programs and progress.
*Staff and board training will be provided to ensure continuous improvement of student achievement.
Advocacy: The board shall serve as education's key advocate on behalf of students and their schools. The board shall work to advance the community's vision for its schools, pursue the district's goals, encourage progress and energize systemic change and ensure that students are treated as whole persons in a diversified society.
K-12 Education: A Legislative Handbook