BOE Governance Process
The 25 documents contained under the Governance Process umbrella primarily deal with how the Board governs itself. These documents speak to its own public engagement protocals, board activity, negotiations, and definitions of roles.
GP-1 speaks to the basic fundamentals of education and Milford's mission toward academic achievement.
GP-2 focuses on the issues they agree to pursue, as an elected body, in the name of public education in Milford.
This document defines the rationale and the methods in which the Board will engage in authentic, two-way dialogue.
GP-4 addresses the fact that items under the Policy Governance umbrella must be flexible and must be able to be revised as the world of education changes. A broad definition of these steps is found in this document.
This policy addresses, specifically, what the Board will handle as a legislative body.
This policy defines the roles and responsibilities of the Board Chair, both as the leader of the elected body, as well as the interaction between the chair and the Superintendent.
In cases where the Board Chair is not available, the Majority Leader serves in this leadership role. This GP details the activity of the Majority Leader, should the Chair be absent.
GP-8 states the collective agreement of the BOE elected officials, relating to protocal and expected conduct while serving on the Board.
GP-9 outlines the circumstances surrounding a Board member's desire to recuse him/herself. Recusal is an option in cases where the Board member may have the potential for a conflict of interest when voting on certain issues.
As is dictated by the Policy Governance model, members agree to speak with a One-Voice Commitment. This means deliberations can take place during discussion on issues, but once a decision is made, the entire board supports that decision, whether or not they were originally in favor of it.
This document details the Committee of the Whole philosophy.
This document defines the development of the meeting schedule and the development of the agendas for each BOE meeting. It also addresses the filing of these meetings with the City Clerk, as required by state statute.
This document discusses the dynamics of the public comment portion of any Board meeting.
This policy details the chain of command in place when a member of the public has a question or an issue that needs to be resolved.
This policy addresses the portal through which communication can be transmitted, whether from the staff to board members or vice versa.
This policy is a restatement of the language found in the City Charter regarding the number of members and length of term for Board of Education members.
This policy discusses the orientation of new board members after an election and the selection of board leadership positions.
This document addresses the situations that require a member to resign.
This document defines how the board appoints a new member to a bona fide vacancy.
This GP details the responsibilities relating to new board member orientation and development.
GP-21 lists each of the policies included under the Policy Governance umbrella and the monitoring frequency/methods that will be followed for their review.
This policy is a detailed discussion about the grievance process, should a conflict be presented to the Board for consideration. Much of this activity is governed by Connecticut General Statute.
This policy defines the role of the Board Chair, the Majority Leader and, if need be, the Minority Leader, for service at the high school graduations.
This policy addresses the steps necessary in the case of a non-renewal of a non-tenured teacher.
This GP defines the role and responsibilities of the Minority Leader.