(Taken from District 203 Board of Education Policies: Section 2:80 Board Member Oath and Conduct)Each School Board member, before taking his or her seat on the Board, shall take the following oath of office:
I shall respect taxpayer interests by serving as a faithful protector of the School District’s assets;The Board President will administer the oath in an open Board meeting; in the absence of the President, the Vice President will administer the oath. If neither is available, the Board member with the longest service on the Board will administer the oath.
I shall encourage and respect the free expression of opinion by my fellow Board members and others who seek a hearing before the Board, while respecting the privacy of students and employees;
I shall recognize that a Board member has no legal authority as an individual and that decisions can be made only by a majority vote at a public Board meeting; and
I shall abide by majority decisions of the Board, while retaining the right to seek changes in such decisions through ethical and constructive channels.
The role of the Board of Education of Naperville Community Unit School District 203 shall be to:
The role of the Superintendent of Naperville Community School District 203 shall be to:
The Board-Superintendent relationship is based on mutual respect for their complementary roles. The relationship requires clear communication of expectations regarding the duties and responsibilities of both the Board and Superintendent.
The Board hires, evaluates, and seeks the recommendations of the Superintendent as the District chief executive officer. The Board adopts policies necessary to provide general direction for the District and to encourage achievement of District goals. The Superintendent develops plans, programs, and procedures needed to implement the policies and directs the District’s day-to-day operations.
The Superintendent is the chief executive officer of District 203 accountable only and directly to the Board of Education. The Superintendent is accountable for the current and future attainment of District 203's mission and goals.
The Superintendent is also viewed as the primary resource person in providing professional advice to the Board of Education in its policy making role.
The Board of Education employs the Superintendent and grants him/her the freedom and charges him/her with the responsibility to decide and to act in all areas consistent with policy, mission, and goals established for District 203 by the Board of Education.