Moffat Consolidated School District #2
Policy Type: GOVERNANCE PROCESS
Policy Number: GP-5
Policy Title: CHAIRPERSON'S ROLE
The Chairperson assures the integrity of the board's process and, secondarily, occasionally represents the board to outside parties.
1.The assigned result of the chairperson’s job is that the board behaves consistently with its own rules and those legitimately imposed upon it from outside the organization.
a.Meeting discussion content will be on those issues that, according to board policy, clearly belong to the board to decide or to monitor.
b.Information, which is for neither monitoring performance nor board decisions, will be avoided or minimized and always noted as such.
c.Deliberation will be fair, open, and thorough, but also timely, orderly, and kept to the point.
2.The authority of the chairperson consists in making decisions that fall within topics covered by board policies on Governance Process and Board-Superintendent Linkage, with the exception of (a) employment or termination of a Superintendent and (b) where the board specifically delegates portions of this authority to others. The chairperson is authorized to use any reasonable interpretation of the provisions in these policies.
a.The chairperson is empowered to chair board meetings with all the commonly accepted power of that position (e.g., ruling, recognizing).
b.The chairperson has no authority to make decisions about policies created by the board within Ends and Executive Limitations policy areas. Therefore, the chairperson has no authority to supervise or direct the Superintendent.
c.The chairperson may represent the board to outside parties in announcing board-stated positions and in stating chair decisions and interpretations within the area delegated to her or him.
d.The chairperson may delegate this authority, but remains accountable for its use.
Monitoring Method: Internal
Monitoring Frequency: April, October
Adopted: September 17, 2001
Revised: November 2001