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Policy Governance

The Bend-La Pine Schools Board of Directors are focused on policies about student achievement and creating World Class schools. With that aim, the board is using a policy governance model to target specific results or "ends." The board members are focused on broad goals — including what Bend-La Pine Schools graduates should know and be able to do.

The board members communicate their overall goals and what they expect to be accomplished to the superintendent. How these "ends" are achieved is left up to the district's professional staff. By delegating and directing the superintendent, the board is able to focus on more broad issues while evaluating the end results.

Policy & Regulation Menu

Board Ends

The Board Ends lay out the goals and results the Board of Directors expects to be achieved. Through the Ends, the Board is able to provide strategic guidance by defining goals.

Executive Limitations

These policies define what methods the superintendent may not use to achieve the results defined in the Board Ends. The Board of Directors is essentially pre-approving all methods not expressly prohibited in these policies.

Governance Process Policies

These policies describe the role of the Board and how the Board will direct the superintendent to achieve set results.

Board/Superintendent Relationship Policies

These policies define the link between the superintendent and the Board, including how to act as a unit, how to create accountability for the superintendent and monitoring of the superintendent's job performance.

Board and Administrative Policies / Regulations

These policies are set by the superintendent and outline the operating procedures of the district.

Policies in Review

Please visit our Policies in Review page

Board Policies in Review: As part of Bend-La Pine Schools’ policy governance process; executive limitations, board ends, board staff linkages and board policies require board approval. Policies in review are reviewed for 30 days and public feedback is accepted via Google Form. As the final part of the review process, the board reviews any comments and feedback received before approving.

Administrative Policies in Review: Executive Limitation 12 requires the Superintendent to amend administrative policies to comply with local, state, and federal law; provide the school board with information regarding substantive changes made to policies; and create policies consistent with new laws. As part of this process, administrative policies in review are reviewed for 30 days and public feedback is accepted via Google Form. As the final part of the review process, the district reviews any comments and feedback received before adopting any changes.