Subject: BOCES Board-District Superintendent Relationship (1330)
The Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services intends that its relationship with the District Superintendent be harmonious and professional. While both the BOCES Board and the District Superintendent strive to provide educational programs and services of the highest quality in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible, some differences are inevitable. Intentionally, such differences will be resolved by reasoned discussion between both parties.
The BOCES Board believes that the development and adoption of sound policies are the most important functions of a Board, and that the execution of those policies is the function of the District Superintendent.
Delegation by the BOCES Board of its executive powers to the District Superintendent provides freedom for the District Superintendent to manage the organization within the guidelines established by BOCES Board policy, and frees the BOCES Board to devote its time to further policy development and evaluation.
The BOCES Board holds the District Superintendent responsible and accountable for the administration of its policies, the execution of BOCES Board decisions, the day-to-day operation of the overall program, and for keeping the BOCES Board informed about operations and problems so associated.