Policy Governance

Over the summer, the school board invested considerable time in training on a model of governance called policy governance.  The goal of the policy governance method of board governance is to focus board time and attention more on big ticket items rather than getting involved in day-to-day management.  We will discuss how we plan to move forward with this model more at our meeting on Wednesday, August 26.

In the policy governance method, the board has three primary jobs.

1. Be voice of the community; explain the community to the school district in this case.  The policy governance literature calls this Owner Linkage.

2. Establish Ends (what needs to be accomplished) and Set Limits (things that should not be done).

3. Monitor and ensure performance.

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