Policy BBA

Code: BBA 
Adopted: 12/18/89
Revised/Readopted: 12/17/01
Orig. Code(s): BBA

Board Powers and Duties

The Legislature of the state of Oregon delegates to the Board responsibility for the conduct and governance of schools. The general powers granted to the Board are:

1. Legislative or Rule-Making Authority

In regular or special public meetings, after open discussion and after members’ votes are recorded, the Board will establish rules or policy to govern the conduct of its members and the proceedings of the Board.

The Board shall establish policies and regulations for governing schools and students consistent with State Board of Education rules and with local, state and federal laws.

The Board is responsible for providing adequate and direct means for keeping informed about the needs and wishes of the public and for keeping local citizens informed about the schools.

2. Judicial Authority

As provided by law, policy or contract, the Board acts as a fact finding body or a court of appeal for staff members, students and the public when issues involve Board policies or agreements and their implementation, and when the Board must determine the rights, duties or obligations of those who address the Board.

3. Executive/Administrative Authority

The Board will appoint a superintendent delegated to establish administrative regulations to implement Board policy and goals. The Board will evaluate the superintendent’s performance.

The Board may establish academic and financial goals for the district and evaluate the superintendent’s implementation of those goals.

The Board will oversee the district’s financial affairs by authorizing, appropriating and adopting budgets and by proposing local option or bond elections, when appropriate and as allowed by law, to provide for program operation and maintenance or acquisition of district property.

The Board will authorize the superintendent to approve payment on all contracts and business transactions of the district in accordance with Board policies on purchasing and budget requirements. The Board will provide for an annual audit of the district’s assets.

The Board will employ the staff necessary to carry out the educational program and will provide for regular evaluation of staff.

The Board will direct the collective bargaining process to establish collective bargaining agreements with the district’s personnel. The Board will establish, through the collective bargaining process where appropriate, salaries and salary schedules, other terms and conditions of employment, and personnel policies for districtwide application.

The Board will establish the days of the year and the hours of the day when school will be in session.


Legal Reference(s):

ORS 192.630                                             ORS 294.326                                             ORS Chapter 339
ORS 243.656                                             ORS 332.072 - 332.111                            ORS 342.905
ORS Chapter 279                                      ORS 332.505 
ORS 294.305 - 294.565                           ORS 336.035
ORS 294.321                                             ORS 336.095