Functions of the Board
The Board of Education is a policy-making body comprised of five residents of the school district. Members of the Board are elected by the voters of the district and serve a four-year term. The Board derives its powers and responsibilities from the Ohio General Assembly to establish a sound educational philosophy.

The Board’s major responsibilities are to set policy and oversee the implementation of the policy by the superintendent and staff. Other responsibilities include the following:

  • adopt plans, set goals, and otherwise set a tone of educational progress for the district.
  • select and employ a superintendent and treasurer, and evaluate them.
  • develop sound financial plans based upon educational needs and available resources.
  • consider recommendations of the administration regarding policy, personnel, curriculum, and other matters.
  • evaluate district effectiveness.
  • develop and pass an annual appropriations measure.
  • enter into personnel contracts.
  • to refer applications, complaints, communications and other matters to the school administration.
  • approve an annual school calendar.
  • levy taxes with a vote of the people to maintain schools.
  • and inform the public about the progress and needs of the schools.

At North Union, Board members enter visibly and actively into the life of the school system and are often seen as volunteer tutors, science fair or art fair judges, and helpers at sporting events and other school activities.

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