School board members are locally elected public officials entrusted with governing a community’s public schools. The role and responsibility of this local board of trustees is to:
- Set the direction for the community’s schools
- Establish an efficient and effective structure for the school district
- Provide support to the school superintendent and teaching staff as they carry out the direction of the board
- Ensure accountability to the public
- Act as community leaders
These 5 responsibilities represent the functions that are fundamental to a school system’s accountability to the public that the trustees represent.