School Administrative District No. 31
one person or group of persons acts in the name of the Board. When an
item of business comes before them in the form of a motion, it is
necessary that a majority vote in favor of the motion before any
action can be taken.
school board shall concern itself primarily with broad questions of
policy rather than with administrative details. The application of
policies is an administrative task to be performed by the
superintendent and his/her staff, who shall be held responsible for
the effective administration and supervision of the entire school
The Board has complete and final control over local
school matters subject only to limitation imposed by state law,
regulations of the State Board of Education, and, of course, the will
of local residents as expressed in district elections.
areas of Board action include:
1. Exercising educational
leadership and drafting policies for the operation of the local
2. Employing a Superintendent of Schools.
Authorizing the appointment of teachers and other staff members.
Determining educational standards and goals.
6. Securing money for school operational needs and
building programs, and authorizing specific expenditures.
Expressing and representing the views of the community in matters
8. Interpreting the education program and
needs to the community. To discharge these varied and necessary
responsibilities the Board often calls on consultative resources
available in the member communities and in the professional staff of
20-A MRSA §§ 1001-1003
(5) and any other Significant changes to State or Federal