The job of the Board of Education is to set policies for operating the schools and to employ staff to carry out its policies. It adopts a budget and oversees how it is spent. The board hires the superintendent to serve as its chief executive officer and acts upon the recommendations of the superintendent.
The board also sets goals for the district. Goals may relate to the curriculum, student achievement, teaching, buildings and equipment and funding for education.
The board consists of seven members who are elected at-large for four-year staggered terms during elections held in November of odd-numbered years. Board members serve the district and community without pay.