BBA - Board Powers and Duties

Code: BBA
Adopted: 10/11/95
Re-adopted: 8/13/97, 6/8/2022

The Legislature of the state of Oregon delegates to the Board responsibility for the conduct and governance of programs and services in the district. The general powers granted to the Board are:

1. Legislative or Rule-Making Authority

In regular or special public meetings, after open discussion and after members’ votes are recorded, the Board will establish rules or policy to govern the conduct of its members and the proceedings of the Board.

The Board shall establish policies for governing the programs and services of the district consistent with State Board of Education rules and with local, state and federal laws.

The Board is responsible for providing adequate and direct means for keeping informed about the needs and wishes of the public and for keeping local community patrons informed about the schools.

2. Judicial Authority

As provided by law, policy or contract, the Board acts as a fact-finding body or a court of appeal for staff members, students and the public when issues involve Board policies or agreements and their implementation, and when the Board must determine the rights, duties or obligations of those who address the Board.

3. Executive/Administrative Authority

The Board will appoint a superintendent delegated to establish administrative regulations to implement Board policy and goals. The Board will evaluate the superintendent’s performance.

The Board may establish academic and financial goals for the district and evaluate the superintendent’s implementation of those goals.

The Board will oversee the district’s financial affairs by authorizing, appropriating and adopting budgets and by proposing local option or bond elections, when appropriate and as allowed by law, to provide for program operation and maintenance or acquisition of district property.

The Board will authorize the superintendent to approve payment on all contracts and business transactions of the district in accordance with Board policies on purchasing and budget requirements. The Board will provide for an annual audit of the district’s assets.

The Board will employ the staff necessary to carry out the educational program and will provide for regular evaluation of staff.

The Board will direct the collective bargaining process to establish collective bargaining
agreements with the district’s personnel. The Board will establish, through the collective
bargaining process where appropriate, salaries and salary schedules, other terms and conditions of employment, and personnel policies for districtwide application.

The Board will establish the days of the year and the hours of the day when school will be in


Legal Reference(s)

ORS 192.630
ORS 243.656
ORS Chapter 279A, 279B and 279C
ORS 294.305 - 294.565
ORS 328.205 to 328.304
ORS 332.072
ORS 332.075
ORS 332.105
ORS 332.107
ORS Chapter 339
ORS 342.805-342.937
ORS Chapter 343
Cross Reference(s):
DJ - District Purchasing