What is the School Board?
The School Board is the governing body that oversees the overall direction of the district. Board members are locally-elected officials that establish board policies (the rules and regulations of the district), select and evaluate the Superintendent, employ personnel based on her recommendations, and adopt and revise the annual operating budget. Board members represent the public’s interest in education. Oak Harbor Public Schools have five directors, each elected for four-year terms. They are responsible to the voters and act under the direction and restriction of state laws. As volunteers, board members serve without pay. They make sure the public is aware of the needs and progress of the educational system and has opportunities to provide input and feedback.
The Role of the Superintendent
The Superintendent is hired by, and is directly responsible to, the Board of Directors. The Superintendent serves as secretary to the board and is responsible for providing effective leadership and securing the best educational opportunities for children. They are responsible for fulfilling the mission of the schools to improve student learning. They provide leadership to obtain and develop quality staff, to encourage and maintain communication between them, and to manage funds and facilities.
Our district is committed to community engagement and transparency. Part of this effort involves providing regular and thorough information about the work of the Oak Harbor School Board. We invite you to find out more about the board's work and review upcoming topics and issues through BoardDocs, a web resource that provides all of the board's meeting agendas, supporting materials and minutes.
BoardDocs contains information about board policy changes, resolutions, budgets, informational presentations and reports, and more. Future school board meeting agendas and materials are normally posted on Friday of the week prior to the board meeting.