MAY 1, 2018: NORFOLK SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
School Board, Community’s Education Watchdog
Grandmothers, Mothers and Women (GMW), This is how we can be sure the education in our local public schools meets our expectations. I think a good place to start is by electing effective school board members; and today we’ll meet 3 candidates from Ward Three.
What do school boards do?
The school board’s primary responsibilities are to:
- Set the vision and goals for the district
- Adopt policies that give the district direction to set priorities
and achieve its goals.
- Hire and evaluate the superintendent
- Manage the collective bargaining process for employees of the district.
Great School Boards members adopt a fiscally sound district budget and pay attention to finances and regularly monitor the fiscal health of the district.
On May 1, 2018 we want to elect a great school board that will focus on what is best for all students. They must also focus on student achievements and implementing policies that will ensure success for all students.