School Board Versus School Administration, Who Ranks Higher? Who Is Ultimately Responsible?
I don’t know about you but this entire grand jury report and who’s at fault is dizzying. Is the SB to blame? Is the administration to blame? Is the superintendent to blame? Obviously, the answer is that they are all to blame for what was identified in the grand jury report as well as the independent investigation if it ever sees daylight. However, of the three groups (we know how much they love “groups”) which one bares the greatest amount of responsibility? The SB does.
The SB hires/fires the superintendent, much like the board of directors of a public company. The superintendent is responsible for the administration as well as the hiring and firing of administrators, not the SB. However, the SB is responsible for reviewing and questioning the proposals the administration wants to implement. This is where the current SB has failed and continues to fail, they’re easily manipulated like a kid being offered candy. Read the “CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS” below that is up for review on January 15, 2023, and see for yourself if they have lived up to the code of conduct.
If we’ve learned anything over the past 2-3 years, a Democrat/Liberal-controlled SB and BOS have wreaked havoc on Loudoun County and our school system. So much so that the odds of recovering are probably the same as they were for Tiffany Polifko winning the Broad Run SB seat in November. Guess what? Tiffany beat the odds and won. That gives me hope. For this reason, PACT is of the belief that we need more Conservative/Non-Partisan SB members to win in 2023. Sure, there’s the whole diversity of thought and perspective that in a previous life had merit, but in today’s society, we cannot afford this old-school way of thinking. We do not need RINO’s, Democrats, Liberals, or Progressives on our SB or BOS if we want to return to some sense of normalcy. I realize there are others that don’t share this perspective and that’s ok. The battles we’ve all been in the past few years, and the current temperament tell me I’m not wrong.
Can a SB Reject a School Administrations Regulations:
Yes, it is possible for a school board to reject an administration regulation. In general, school boards are responsible for establishing policies and making decisions that govern the operation of a school or school district. This may include reviewing and approving regulations proposed by the school administration.
If a school board decides to reject an administration regulation, it may do so by voting against the regulation or taking other action to indicate its disapproval. The school board may also choose to modify the regulation or request additional information or clarification before making a decision.
It is important for school boards to consider the needs and goals of the school or school district when reviewing and approving regulations proposed by the administration. They should also ensure that the regulations are consistent with state laws and regulations and with the policies and goals of the school or district.
It is also important for school administration to work collaboratively with school boards and to provide information and support as needed to help the board understand and consider the proposed regulation. This can help to ensure that the process is fair and transparent and that the final decision is based on a thorough and informed evaluation of the proposed regulation.
We heard SB member Atoosa say just two weeks ago that the SB was being managed by the administration. Whose fault is that? The administration or the SB? The SB isn’t being managed by the administration, they have been and continue to be MANIPULATED and they have been too dumb and careless to notice (see video below):
Who Has Greater Authority, the SB or the Administration:
In general, school boards have greater authority than school administration. School boards are responsible for establishing policies and making decisions that govern the operation of a school or school district. They have the authority to approve or reject regulations proposed by the school administration, as well as to set overall direction and priorities for the school or district.
School administration, on the other hand, is responsible for implementing the policies and decisions of the school board and for managing the day-to-day operations of the school or district. School administration may include the principal, assistant principals, and other school leaders.
It is important for school boards and school administration to work collaboratively to ensure that the school or district is operating effectively and efficiently. School boards should provide guidance and support to school administration, while school administration should keep the school board informed about the progress and needs of the school or district.
Ultimately, the authority of school boards and school administration will depend on the specific laws and policies in place in the school district or jurisdiction. It is important to understand the roles and responsibilities of both groups and to follow established procedures and protocols when making decisions or taking action.
Can SB’s Accept and/or Reject Regulations:
Yes, school boards are responsible for reviewing and approving or rejecting regulations proposed by the school administration. Regulations are specific rules or guidelines that govern the operation of a school or school district. They may be related to a wide range of issues, including student conduct, staff policies, and budgeting and finance.
When school administration proposes a new regulation, it is typically reviewed by the school board before it is implemented. The school board may hold a public hearing or another forum to allow for input from community members and stakeholders. The school board may also request additional information or clarification from the school administration before making a decision.
Ultimately, the school board has the authority to approve or reject the regulation. If the regulation is approved, it becomes part of the official policies of the school or district and must be followed by all relevant parties. If the regulation is rejected, it is not implemented and may be revised and resubmitted for consideration at a later date.
It is important for school boards to carefully consider the needs and goals of the school or district when reviewing and approving regulations proposed by the school administration. They should also ensure that the regulations are consistent with state laws and regulations and with the policies and goals of the school or district.