Our Unified Job Description
"The job of the APS Board of Education is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day. We do our job by advocating for the success of all students through effective governance, serving as good stewards of taxpayer dollars and being responsive to our stakeholders. Our community needs us to do our job."
On June 16, 2009, the APS Board of Education adopted a policy governance model. This model describes the board governance process, board-superintendent relationship, executive limitations and district goals. There are many reasons why the board adopted this model, including being more strategic and increasing community engagement.
"Policy Governance asks the Board to consider what its role is and how the Board can best accomplish its job. Two areas where the Board hopes to have a major impact are strategic leadership and community engagement.
Policy Governance clearly defines the roles between the Board and the Superintendent, which in turn should allow both the Board and the Superintendent to be much more effective."
- Marques Ivey, J.D.
APS Board of Education President
- What are the principles of a policy governance model?
- What are some reasons for adopting a policy governance model?
- View the APS Board of Education Governance Policy Manual.