Responsibilities of the Kentfield School Board and Superintendent
Responsibilities of the Kentfield School Board
The Kentfield School Board Trustees perform a number of major responsibilities, including:
- Setting direction and priorities for the school district
- Establishing an effective and efficient district structure, including the hiring and evaluation of the Superintendent
- Overseeing the development and adoption of district policies
- Providing fiscal oversight and ensuring fiscal and academic accountability
- Ensuring legal compliance in all areas, including academic and fiscal matters
- Approving collectively bargained agreements and other large contracts
- Acting as an appellate body for student or employee discipline matters
- Providing community leadership as advocates for children and the school district
It is important to note that authority is granted to the School Board as a whole, not each member individually. Therefore, board members fulfill these responsibilities by working together as a governance team with the Superintendent to make decisions that will best serve all the students in the community.
If you are interested in running for a School Board position, you are encouraged to contact any of the existing Board Members or the Superintendent to learn more.
For more information on the role of a school board, here are some resources from the California School Board Association.
Responsibilities of the Kentfield Superintendent
The Kentfield Superintendent performs a number of major responsibilities, including:
- Implementing all aspects of teaching and learning as the district’s educational leader.
- Managing all other student programs, including those for health and safety.
- Managing the finances of the district.
- Developing or recommending policies to the school board and ensuring all are enforced.
- Managing staff of the school district, including working with labor unions to negotiate employment agreements.
- Managing all facilities and any construction, maintenance, and transportation programs.
- Building and managing relationships with outside providers, community organizations, other public agencies, and the community at large.
- Advising the school board on all relevant legal, administrative, and financial matters.
- Leading all other areas of the school district.