ST. LOUIS BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY
The board will determine the policies to guide the decision-making process governing all activities of the schools. In setting these policies, it will seek the advice and assistance of staff, employees or organizations, the community, or other relevant persons through the superintendent of schools.
The superintendent is responsible to the board for the administration of the schools under applicable laws and policies of the board. The superintendent, in cooperation with the administrative staff, will prepare in detail, where applicable, the rules, regulations and administrative guidelines for implementing the approved policies. If a situation demanding a decision is not covered by an existing policy or regulation, the superintendent or his/her designee is empowered to make the decision he/she deems best, later reporting to the board.
The board requires the superintendent to organize the staff in such a manner that the functions of each official and the relationship between and among them, is clearly understood and supported through clear lines of communication with authority to make decisions necessary to perform their tasks.
Revised: February 9, 1999