1001 - General Policy Statement
Educational Service Unit No. 4 of the State of Nebraska (the "ESU") shall be governed by the Board of Educational Service Unit No. 4 (the "board"). To guide and assist the board and its designees in carrying out its duties, the board will establish, maintain, and amend a set of written policies.
Written board policies serve the following purposes:
- They articulate the board's goals and long-term objectives.
- They govern the organization and operation of the ESU.
- They provide the ESU's administrator and staff with guidance in making decisions that affect the ESU's operations and its member school districts' students, employees and patrons.
- They inform the public of the manner in which the board and the ESU will conduct its business and its relationships with its administrator, staff, member school districts, non-member school districts, other educational service units, and other political subdivisions.
These policies are stated in general terms. With the exception of statutory requirements or instances when the specific application of a policy is essential to the long-term welfare of the ESU, these policies are intended to provide the board and the ESU's administrator and staff with the flexibility to apply them to a wide range of situations.
The policies should be interpreted in a way which is consistent with applicable law. If any policy or part of any policy conflicts with any applicable law, the law shall govern the board and the ESU's administrator and staff. However, the board, ESU's administrator and staff shall follow the remainder of the policies and individual policy, as the case may be, to the extent consistent with law.
The board cannot foresee every situation that may arise, and circumstances will occur when these policies provide inadequate guidance. In such circumstances, the administrator and/or staff member seeking guidance from these policies should use his or her best judgment and communicate with the board about the situation as soon as is practical.
Adopted on: January 14, 2008
Revised on: _______________
Reviewed on: April 11, 2011