In any school district, the role of the Board of Education includes:
Recruits, hires and evaluates the performance of the superintendent.
Establishes policy for the district and shares in policy development.
Helps translate the district vision into long and short-term goals. The board establishes the structure to accomplish the vision, and periodically evaluates the results.
Reviews and adopts the budget submitted by the superintendent and aligns the funding priorities with the district goals.
Approves recommended curriculum and texts based on standards, goals and policies established by the board. Review and evaluate curriculum as it relates to student assessment results.
Adopts policies governing salaries and salary schedules, terms and conditions of employment, fringe benefits, leave and professional development and employee evaluations.
Determines school facility needs and communicates proposed construction plans to the community.
Adopts policies governing school-community relations, advocates for the public school system and remains responsive to community ideas and needs.
Evaluates the performance of the board and provides feedback for personal leadership development.
To efficiently and transparently fulfill these responsibilities, as outlined by the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), the Grosse Pointe Board has established a governance model.