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BP 2111


Superintendent Governance Standards

The San Benito County Board of Education (County Board) recognizes that effective county governance requires strong collaboration and teamwork with the Superintendent. Because the County Board and Superintendent each have their unique roles and responsibilities, both contribute to the responsible governance of the county and the quality of education provided to the community’s students.

The Superintendent is expected to hold himself/herself to the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism.

  1. Promotes the success of all students and supports the efforts of the Board to keep the county focused on learning and achievement
  2. Values, advocates and supports public education and all stakeholders
  3. Act with dignity, treats everyone with civility and respect, and understands the implications of demeanor and behavior
  4. Serves as a model for the value of lifelong learning.
  5. Works with the County Board as a “governance team” and assures collective responsibility for building a unity of purpose, communicating a common vision and creating a positive organizational culture
  6. Recognizes that the Board/Superintendent governance relationship is supported by the management team in the county
  7. Understands the distinctions between Board and staff roles, and respects the role of the Board as the representative of the community
  8. Communicates openly with trust and integrity, including providing all members of the Board with equal access to information and recognizing the importance of both     responsive and anticipatory communications
  9. Accepts leadership responsibility and accountability for implementing the vision, goals and policies of the county



Legal Reference:


35020  Duties of employees set by governing board



Policy Adopted: 6-8-17