The US Board of Education and the Department of Education
The United States Department of Education is a cabinet-level department of the United States government. It oversees public education. The Board sets goals and policies for an effective school system, approves budgets, and approves the tax levy. These agencies meet regularly to make sure that public education is a priority.
Meetings are open to the public
Board meetings are open to the public and are not closed to members of the public. They take place regularly on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. However, closed executive sessions may be held for certain purposes (e.g., discussing a legal issue or personnel matters). No action by the Board may be taken during an executive session; all board actions must be taken during a public session.
Meetings are held in the district administrative office. Broadcasts are available on Education Channel 77 and on YouTube. Minutes of previous meetings are also posted online on BoardDocs, the Board’s governance website. You can also view videos of past meetings on the Board’s YouTube channel. Meetings are open to the public, but closed sessions are posted on the meeting calendar.
Boards establish goals and policies for the effective operation of the school system
A school board’s role is to set goals and policies that affect the overall functioning of the school system. In addition to providing oversight, the board sets the budget and allocates resources in ways that meet the needs of students and foster improvement. School boards must also keep track of performance and …The US Board of Education and the Department of Education Read More