Orientation of New Board Members
The Board of Education and the administrative staff shall assist each newly-elected board member in her/his orientation regarding the authority, limitations, functions, policies, procedures, and operations of the Board of Education as well as the entire school system. The following methods are among those that may be employed in this effort:
- The incoming board member(s) shall be provided with an up-to-date copy of board policies and administrative procedures.
- The incoming board member(s) shall be invited to meet with the superintendent and other administrative personnel to discuss the work they perform for the system on behalf of the Board.
- The incoming member may attend, at school system expense, workshops for newly-elected board members as approved by the Board, such as, but not limited to, seminars held by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. New members are also encouraged to attend the next available CABE/CAPSS convention, or partake in other gatherings of professional development for board members during the year.
Adopted: October 5, 1987
Revised: June 3, 2014