The Board of Education is the governing body of the district, responsible for developing policy to ensure the proper care, management and control of district affairs. The board also hires the superintendent; approves staff hiring, resignations, terminations and leaves of absence; sets the annual local school levy; approves expenditures; approves educational programs, and otherwise ensures that proper facilities and equipment are available to support teaching and learning in the district. The superintendent serves as an ex-officio member of the Board and is responsible for the implementation of School Board policies and directives.
Elections - The board is made up of six citizens elected at large. School board members are elected to four-year terms on the November general election day in even-numbered years. Three board members are up for election one year and then the other three are up for election two years later.
Board Meetings - Regular school board meetings are usually held on the third Monday of the month, at 6:30 PM, in the Heritage Room, located in Rockford High School, 7600 County Road 50, Rockford. The board meeting schedule is posted at district schools, publicized in local newspapers, and available on the web site.
The agenda for regular board meetings includes the following items:
· Call to Order
· Approval of Agenda
· Public Comment·
· Consent Items
· High Student Achievement
· Safe and Welcoming Learning Environment
· Fiscal Responsibility
· Efficient and Effective Operations
· Discussion Items
· Announcements and Future Meetings
All Board meetings are open to the public, except for those specifically permitted by law to be closed for discussion of identified issues such as negotiations strategy, litigation, etc. If a time, date or location is changed, or if a special meeting is called, notices will be posted.
Members of the public may participate in board meetings during Public Comment or by contacting the Rockford Schools District Office (763-477-9165) and ask to be placed on the agenda.
Regular Board minutes are printed in the Crow River News, and posted on this website.