2002 - Duties of the Board
The Board ("board") of Educational Service Unit No. 4 (the "ESU") shall carry out all of the duties imposed on it by law. These duties shall include the following:
- Determination of Participation
The board shall determine the participation of the ESU in providing supplementary educational services.
- Determination of Facilities and Other Resources
The board shall determine the locations within geographical area for its principal office and for the performance of its services. The board shall determine the facilities, equipment and supplies to enable the ESU to perform its duties and carry out its mission.
- Appointment of an Administrator and Employment of Staff
The board shall appoint an administrator, who shall be a person experienced in public school administration and who shall hold at least a standard administrative certificate. The board shall also fix the administrators compensation and establish the administrator's duties. With the advice of the administrator, the board shall also employ and fix the compensation and duties of such professional and clerical assistants as shall be necessary.
The board, prior to the levying of any tax as provided by law, shall prepare a budget for the operation and maintenance of the ESU for the ensuing year. This budget shall itemize the contemplated expenditures and the expected revenue from taxation received by the ESU, from available federal, state, and county sources, from contractual revenue from school districts, and from all other agencies and sources.
A summary of the prepared yearly budget shall be published one time in a legal newspaper published in or of general circulation in each county in the ESU at least five days before a meeting at which such budget shall be considered for adoption by the board. Such publication shall also specify the date, time, and place of the public hearing at which the budget will be considered and any tax levy made.
- Report of Yearly Activities
The board shall publish by November 1 of each year a brief report of the yearly activities of the board. The report shall include the amount of revenue received and expenditures itemized by categories. This publication shall be for one time in a newspaper of general circulation distributed in each county in the ESU. A copy of the report shall be distributed to each member school district by November 1 of each year.
Adopted on: January 14, 2008
Revised on: _______________
Reviewed on: April 11, 2011