To promote the efficient operation of the Buena Vista City Public Schools, the school board should provide guidance to newly appointed/elected school board members on their role as a school board member.
The superintendent should provide each newly elected/appointed school board member with the following information:
A current division policy manual
The current division budget
Virginia school laws and state board of education regulations
Minutes of school board meetings for the past year
The Standards of Learning
An organizational chart of the division’s management structure
A list of the division’s facilities
The school board meeting schedule for the new year
Data on student enrollment
A copy of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act within two weeks of the election or appointment
A meeting of the school board chair, the superintendent and the new school board members should be held for the purpose of answering questions and acquainting the members with the division. New school board members should be encouraged to attend workshops for new school board members conducted by school board associations.
Adopted: May 19, 2003