To ensure the home and community are afforded an experiential education that prepare scholars for life-long learning and for ethical, productive participation in the global community.
The Board of Directors’ primary responsibilities are to:
Set vision and goals for the School
Adopt policies that give school administration direction
Hire and evaluate the Principal
Adopt and oversee the annual budget
Advocate on behalf of public education
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How does the board direct the school?
The board has numerous avenues for directing and governing the school policy making, budgeting, scholar assignment, strategic planning, the hearing of appeals by both scholars and employees, and through conversation at board meetings and formal motions that give direction to the administration. Think of the school board like the Legislative Branch of the Federal government - the school board makes policy, much like Congress makes law. They also have the ability to place a topic of conversation on the Board agenda for question and discussion, much like a Congressional hearing.
The school's administration is most similar to the Executive Branch, which is composed of the President and the agencies he administers (i.e. Defense Department, Dept. of Energy, Health and Human Services, Education, etc.). The Executive Branch is responsible for implementing the laws passed by Congress and setting up systems that meet the requirements of those statutes. Likewise, the Principal takes the vision and policies of the Board and develops procedures and strategies for implementation. For example, if the Board sets as a goal that all scholars will be reading on grade level by the end of the second grade, it is up to the Principal and appropriate personnel to figure out the curriculum, procedures, and supports that are necessary to achieve each milestone. So -- what about the Judicial Branch? The Judicial Branch, which in the Federal Government ensures that the laws passed by Congress are not unconstitutional and determines whether the Executive Branch’s implementation of the law is appropriate. The Board makes policy, but also has a limited, judicial-like role. This primarily relates to both scholar discipline appeals and personnel grievances, which may come before the Board of Directors if not resolved in an acceptable manner by the administration. The “real” judicial system also plays a part, since decisions can be challenged in civil court.
To effectively govern and administer public education in a community, the Board of Directors and School Administration collaborate to make Mountain View Fine Arts Charter School excellent. The administration is tasked with the day-to-day running of the school, but the Board serves as both a champion and watchdog, ensuring policies, budgets, and personnel all align toward shared goals.
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