BOARD GOVERNANCE POLICIES
Governance Policy GP-1
The United States Constitution leaves to the individual states the responsibility of public education.
The state constitution further provides for a state department of public instruction, under the supervision of a state superintendent of public instruction, to provide leadership and services to local school districts.
The Northern Ozaukee School District is classified as a Unified District. It includes the following: Village of Fredonia, Town of Fredonia, Town of Saukville, Town of Belgium, and Village of Newburg.
The district is under the management and control of a locally-elected Board, which acts as an agent of the state and governs the public schools in accordance with state law.
The Board of Education of the Northern Ozaukee School District, supporting the welfare of students, the interest of the community, and the work of the staff, holds itself accountable to the citizens of the district by ensuring that all actions it takes are consistent with the Board’s policies and philosophy of education.
The Board’s philosophy of education is that the district’s primary responsibility is to provide excellence in education to all children and to provide an opportunity for every student to succeed. The district will devote its energies and resources to achieve this goal within the means of the community. Our objective is to provide students with instruction in subjects that are necessary to develop skills for successful and productive lives, and to stimulate the development of intellectual capabilities, emotional well-being, productive citizenship, and each individual’s potential.
In fulfillment of its commitment to the citizens of the district and of its philosophy of education, the Board is obligated to:
1. Act for the benefit of students.
2. Govern through written policies.
3. Act in compliance with Wisconsin school laws.
4. Listen to the community/stakeholders.
5. Allocate resources responsibly.
6. Review and modify, if appropriate, policies on a regular schedule.
7. Monitor and evaluate the superintendent’s implementation of Board policies.
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