• BCSD School Board Trustees

    Rob Clayton, Vice Chair Kelly Green, Chair Keith Roark, Amber Larna, Lara Stone

     

    Community Survey Results - December 2019

    English Language Survey:
    Charts and Comments      
    Charts only      

    Spanish Language Survey:
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    Duties of the Trustees of Blaine County School District

    The powers and duties of the Trustees of Blaine County School District are set forth throughout Title 33 of the Idaho Code and policies of the Idaho State Department of Education and are summarized in terms of nine broad functions.

    1. To establish the educational policies of the school district;
    2. To determine the personnel policies of the school system;
    3. To select and employ a well-qualified superintendent of schools to manage the system;
    4. To employ the necessary personnel upon the recommendation of the superintendent of schools;
    5. To establish the educational and administrative structure of the school system, external and internal;
    6. To provide and maintain the physical plant and equipment;
    7. To assume and carry out the responsibility for the raising, spending, and accounting for the funds to support the school system;
    8. To evaluate the accomplishments of the system;
    9. To plan for the continued effectiveness and further improvement of the school system.

    Best Practices of School Board Trustees

    The Board of Trustees ascribes to the Best Practices set forth in BCSD policy 218:

    1. Values and Ethical Behavior

    To be effective, an individual school trustee:

    1. Places students’ needs first.
    2. Demonstrates commitment to equity and high standards of achievement for each student.
    3. Commits to treating each individual with dignity and respect.
    4. Models high ethical standards.
    5. Advocates for public education.

    2. Leadership

    To be effective, an individual school trustee:

    1. Contributes to thoughtful governance discussions and decisions by being well informed, open-minded and deliberative.
    2. Understands that authority rests with the board as a whole and not with individual trustees.
    3. Is able to articulate and model appropriate school trustee roles and responsibilities.
    4. Actively participates in school trustee duties and responsibilities.
    5. Demonstrates group membership and leadership skills, working within the board structure.
    6. Respects the board’s role in policy making and supports all adopted board policies.

    3. Communication

    To be effective, an individual school trustee:

    1. Builds and maintains positive connections with the community and staff.
    2. Communicates accurately and honestly, with awareness of the impact of his/her words and actions.
    3. Listens carefully and with an open mind.
    4. Maintains civility and treats all people with respect.
    5. Maintains confidentiality of appropriate matters.
    6. Refers and guides people with concerns to appropriate staff.
    7. Welcomes parent, student and community input.

    4. Professional Development

    To be effective, an individual school trustee:

    1. Commits the time and energy necessary to be informed and competent.
    2. Keeps abreast of current issues, research, applicable laws, regulations, and policies that affect public education.
    3. Participates in professional development, individually and with the board/superintendent team.

    5. Accountability

    To be effective, an individual school trustee:

    1. Is accountable to the community, staff, and fellow Board Trustees.
    2. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own words and actions.
    3. Respects and abides by board decisions.
    4. Meets expectations for transparency, including disclosing potential conflicts of interest and refraining from discussing or voting on those issues.
    5. Complies with board policies/procedures and the law. 

    For more information on School Board Trustee elections:

    Read the Guide for School Board Candidates.

    The Appointment and Certification of Political Candidate Form and the Special District Candidate Filing Guidelines must be completed, notarized and given to the Board Clerk by the last day for filing declarations of candidacy (a Friday in early September) at 5:00 p.m. at the Blaine County School District office, 118 West Bullion Street in Hailey. 2019 Election Timeline

School Board Meetings

  • Notice of Events March 4-5, 2020

    "Let's Build a Future for All Children" with Author Jamie Vollmer

    Notice

    Comments (-1)
  • Tuesday, March 3

    5:30 p.m.

    Blaine County School District office, 118 W. Bullion St., Hailey

    Notice

    Comments (-1)
  • Thursday, February 27

    4:00 p.m.

    Community Campus - Minnie Moore Room

    Notice

    Comments (-1)
  • Finance Committee Recommendations and Plant Facility Levy
    Monday, March 16, 5:30 p.m.
    BCSD Community Campus, Minnie Moore Room
    Comments (-1)