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Governance Team Self-Assessment FY'19

FY 2018

Course Description




Course Outline

I. Introduction
II. Start with Why
III. What Do You Expect?
IV. BOE Roles & Responsibilities
V. Effective Self-Assessment
A. Why do Self-Assessment
B. The Self-Assessment Process
C. Sample Timeline
VI. Governance Team Self-Assessment Instrument
A. Sample Document
B. Instrument Overview
VII. Knowledge Check
Course Length : 2 Hours
Board Training Credit : 0 Hours
Location : Online Course
Registration Fee : $100
  • Domain I : Governance Structure
    • Standard A : The governance leadership team is comprised of the local board of education and the superintendent, and adheres to appropriate roles and responsibilities, as defined in the state constitution, state law, local act and board policy.
    • Standard C : The board acts as a policy-making body separate from the roles and responsibilities authorized to the superintendent.
    • Standard B : The governance leadership team demonstrates a unified approach to governing the school system in order to assure effective fulfillment of roles and responsibilities.
  • Domain II : Strategic Planning
    • Standard A : The governance leadership team provides input to and adopts the system strategic plan.
    • Standard B : Annually and as needed, utilizing the adopted strategic planning process, the governance leadership team monitors and reports progress on performance measures.
  • Domain III : Board and Community Relations
    • Standard A : The governance leadership team develops a process for creating a culture where input is sought, heard, and valued.
    • Standard B : The board develops policies to ensure effective communication and engagement of all stakeholders’ which support the strategic plan, desired culture and continuous improvement of the school system.
    • Standard C : The governance leadership team ensures processes that develop, communicate and maintain procedures for communications by stakeholders which result in resolution of issues and concerns supporting the strategic plan, desired culture and continuous improvement of the school system.
  • Domain IV : Policy Development
    • Standard A : The board of education adopts, revises, and follows written policies that are clear, up-to-date, and in compliance with the school system’s strategic plan, state constitution, state and federal laws and state board rules.
  • Domain V : Board Meetings
    • Standard A : The board announces and holds meetings in accordance with local board policy and the Open Meetings Law (O.C.G.A. §50-14-1).
  • Domain VI : Personnel
    • Standard A : The board of education employs a superintendent who acts as the Executive Officer of the school system.
    • Standard B : The board of education evaluates the professional performance of the superintendent.
    • Standard C : The board adopts personnel policy that is implemented by the superintendent.
  • Domain VII : Financial Governance
    • Standard A : The board of education upon recommendation of the superintendent adopts a budget that adheres to State law provisions and consistent with its strategic plan.
    • Standard B : The board of education adopts policy for sound fiscal management and monitors the implementation of the budget in accordance with state laws and regulations.
  • Domain VIII : Ethics
    • Standard A : The board of education adheres to, adopts and practices a Code of Ethics, avoids conflicts of interest, and annually reviews ethical standards to ensure and enhance governance structure and organizational effectiveness.