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BBD – Board-School Superintendent Relations

  • Document Link: BBD – Board-School Superintendent Relations
  • Title: Board-School Superintendent Relations
  • Section: B. School Board Operations
  • Adoption Date: 07/16/2020
  • Ref Code: O.C.G.A. 20-02-0061, O.C.G.A. 20-02-0109, Rule 160-5-1-.36

Descriptor Code: BBD
Board-School Superintendent Relations

The Cherokee County Board of Education believes that establishing the vision of the School District and the creation and adoption of Policies to achieve its vision is the most important function of a School Board, and that the execution of the Policies should be the function of the Superintendent of Schools.

The Superintendent is granted the authority to operate the schools and School District on a day-to-day basis together with the authority to implement Board Policies and Board approved plans.

The School Board will hold the Superintendent responsible for carrying out its Policies within established guidelines and for keeping the School Board informed in a timely manner about school operations.

In an effort to increase public/community engagement/involvement, the Superintendent will establish standing and ad hoc committees to gather data, analyze and make recommendations to him/her and ultimately to the School Board. The School Board will not establish or serve on its own standing or ad hoc committees.

This Policy does not prohibit citizens from organizing education-related committees independent of the School Board (e.g., Renewing the Ed-SPLOST for Cherokee’s Children); nor does it prevent an individual School Board member from establishing his/her own committee(s) independent of the School Board to provide him/her with input.

Stakeholders, customers and the public will continue to be provided various opportunities for engagement/involvement including, but not limited to:

• CCSD Partnership Agreements;
• Partners In Education (PIE) agreements, in conjunction with the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce;
• School Councils;
• Public Participation during the School Board Meeting;
• Opportunity for citizens to speak to agenda items at all School Board Meetings;
• Attendance Area redrawing process, including community input meetings and public hearing;
• Superintendent’s Recommended Tentative Budget and Millage Rate Public Hearing(s);
• Communication via CCSD publications, CCSD website, social media platforms, Parent Portal, emergency notification email system, etc.; and,
• Dedicated CCSD email address ( for community questions.

In an effort to keep the School Board informed, the Superintendent will notify School Board members as promptly as possible of any happenings of an emergency nature which occur in schools.

ADOPTED: August 2, 2001       REVISED: July 16, 2020