Thanks to Thomas Baek for sending his response.
Question, "What do you think the job of a Board of Education member is?" Please address the following:
1. What power does the position convey?
2. What is the best use of that power?
3. To whom is the Board of Education member responsible?
A Board of Education elected member’s function is essentially two-fold: 1), To carry out the duties and responsibilities, as set forth by statute, to effectively sustain, oversee, and guide our schools regarding all relevant components of education, administration, and policy; and 2), To work on the Board as one member of a team of elected members in collaboration and in cooperation with all stakeholders and partners – including the Superintendent, Educators, Staff, Citizens, and Parents – for the singular purpose of making our schools the best that they can be for our children.
In carrying out this public service duty, an elected member of the Board is empowered by the citizens of our county to be accountable for our schools and for our children. Members should therefore exercise modesty, sound reasoning and good judgment, respect, civility, and courtesy. Board members ought to first listen well; volunteer often; demonstrate leadership by way of deeds; and to actively listen before proactively speaking whenever the citizenry has a just concern or cause.
April 10, 2014 12:10 pm