June 24, 2024

EL 9 Communication and Support to the Board

EL 9 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 BS/R 5 on monitoring Superintendent performance) in a timely, accurate, and understandable fashion, directly addressing the provisions of board policies being monitored

2. Fail to report in a timely manner any actual or anticipated noncompliance with any policy of the board

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. Fail to advise the board 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 other

7. Fail to provide a workable mechanism for official board, officer, or committee communications and liaisons

8. Fail, when addressing official business, to deal with the board as a whole except when (a) fulfilling individual requests for information or (b) responding to officers or committees duly charged by the board

9. Fail to supply for the board’s consent agenda, along with applicable monitoring information, all decisions delegated to the Superintendent yet required by law, regulation, or contract to be board-approved

First Reading: 4/08/08
Second Reading: 4/22/08
Adoption: 4/22/08