Role of the Board

The School Board is composed of five residents of the School District who are elected to four-year terms. The Board elects its President and Vice President in an annual organizational meeting. Board members bring to their work a variety of perspectives and strengths gained through their personal experiences, their education and careers, and their volunteer service in the community. Under the laws of the State of Ohio, the North Royalton School Board acts as the governing body of the public schools with full powers of direction and control. The following are considered to be major responsibilities of a school board:

1. To select and employ a Superintendent of Schools.

2. To select and employ a Treasurer.

3. To determine and pass upon the annual budget and appropriation.

4. To provide needed school facilities.

5. To provide, by the exercise of its taxing power, the funds necessary to finance the operation of the schools.

6. To consider and pass upon or reject the recommendations of the Superintendent in all matters of policy, appointment or dismissal of employees, salary schedules or other personnel policies, courses of study, selection of textbooks, or other matters pertaining to the welfare of the schools.

7. To require reports of the Superintendent concerning the conditions, efficiency, and needs of the schools.

8. To evaluate the effectiveness with which the schools are achieving the educational purposes of the Board of Education.

9. To inform the public about the progress and needs of the schools, and to solicit and weigh public opinion as it affects the schools.

10. To adopt policies for its government and the government of its employees and the students of the schools.