What is the role of the Board?
The role of the Board is to lead, serve and represent the community's interests. This means that the Board must maintain some type of ongoing relationship with the community in order to understand community expectations, as well as to assure the community understands the effectiveness and challenges of the District's work.
What is Coherent Governance?
Coherent governance is a system and a practice by the Board of Education to exercise discipline and integrity as a whole to lead the organization for which it is responsible. This set of policies also helps to clarify the role of the board member (organizational outcomes) and the superintendent (process and operations). The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District's Board of Education developed and adopted their own governance policies in April of 2014.
The process of developing their governance policies began with the Community Conversation for Educational Excellence. A design team was formed, and together, they planned a three day event where a diverse group of community members were gathered to collaborate and determine the priorities of the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District. The results of this community gathering, fed directly into the Board's governance policies as well as the district's strategic plan.
The Board's governance policies can be found by visiting this link.
How can I find more information on what it is to be a Board Member?
One of the best ways to learn about what is involved in being a board member as well as the progress being made by both the administrative team and the Board of Education is to visit BoardDocs. All present and past meeting agendas, attachments and meeting minutes can be found by visiting the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District's BoardDocs webpage.
Dr. Eliopoulos and the Board of Education will be hosting an information session on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Board office on what it is to be a Board member. They will also be providing information on running for the Board in the Spring election and providing elections paperwork for all interested participants. We hope to see you there!
How can I find more information on running for the Board of Education in the Spring 2016 election?
If you are interested in running for the Board of Education, elections paperwork can be picked up in the Board office anytime between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (with the exception of national holidays). Also, please join us at the Board candidate information session on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Board office. Should you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Central Office at (715) 726-2417.
Note: The deadline to file candidacy paperwork is no later than Tuesday, January 3rd at 5:00 pm. Any paperwork turned in after 5:00 pm on January 5th will not be accepted.
Other Helpful Links:
Wisconsin Association of School Boards Elections Page
Wisconsin Elections and Ethics Commissions