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Duties of the Board of Education


The Wilson County Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected to serve four-year terms. All elections are nonpartisan and are to be held at the time of the November general election in even-numbered years. The Board is responsible for development of policy. The application of policies is an administrative task to be performed by the Superintendent and staff who shall be held responsible for the effective administration and supervision of the school system. 


The Board shall also: adopt courses of study for the system; employ all staff members upon recommendations from the Superintendent and make rules concerning the conduct and duties of personnel; approve the budget, financial reports and audits; determine the need for and seek to obtain funds for the operation, support, maintenance, improvement, and extension of the school system; provide for the planning, expansion, improvement, financing, construction, maintenance, use and disposition of the physical plant of the school system; prescribe the standards needed for the efficient operation and improvement of the school system; evaluate the educational program to determine the effectiveness with which the schools are achieving the educational purposes of the school system; require the establishment and maintenance of records, accounts, archives, management methods and procedures considered essential to the efficient conduct of school business; provide for the dissemination of information necessary to keep the public well informed about the schools; require development of a system-wide safe school plan designed to provide that every school is safe, secure, and orderly; that there is a climate of respect in every school; and that appropriate personal conduct is a priority for all students and all public school personnel; and carry out all the duties and responsibilities of a local board of education as required or permitted by law.