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Elk Grove USD  |  BP  5000  Students

Concept And Roles In Student Personnel   

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General Policy Statement

The focus of the school system is on the learner, the student. The maximum development of the learner's potential is the goal of the school. The policies of the Board of Education and the regulations of the administration are designed to provide a total school environment, which will assist the staff in reaching this goal.

The development of policies, regulations, and the budget, which enables implementation, the Board and administration will keep the needs of the students attending the school uppermost in their minds.

Role of Board of Education

The Board of Education:

1. Establishes policies to provide the best attainable program of education for the district's students.

2. Authorizes with regard for legal provisions the establishment of special classes or other facilities for students who are in need of special education.

3. Provides for the physical and mental well-being of students.

4. Determines policies regarding student behavior and attendance within the limits of the law.

Role of Superintendent

The Superintendent:

1. Administers all schools and classes established by the Board.

2. Directs the instruction, guidance and discipline of all students.

3. Provides leadership and guidance to establish the pattern of education to be offered to students.

4. Determines the boundaries of school attendance within the district.

5. Makes assignments of students to the different buildings or grades as may improve their education, reduce the expense of maintaining schools, or relieve overcrowded conditions.

6. Has general charge of the enforcement of the compulsory attendance law and the issuance of work permits.

7. Has immediate authority for the closing of schools in case of emergencies involving the health and safety of students.

Working Relationships of Board and Superintendent

Student welfare and guidance is primarily the responsibility of the Superintendent, or his/her designee, with the exception of the expulsion of students, which the Board may not delegate.

Legal Reference:


200-261 Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex

Title IX or the Education Amendments of 1972


adopted: October 29, 1984 Elk Grove, California