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PPSEL BOE Overview
As the policy making body for Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning, the Board of Trustees is charged with providing a quality public education program for the residents of District 49 who are enrolled and attending Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning in accordance with the Colorado Constitution, State Education Code, other state and federal laws, adopted Board policies, and the desires of the community.
Questions or concerns regarding the school, staff, practices or programs should always be directed to the Principal who reports to the Board of Directors.
The Board of directors will meet at least monthly unless otherwise posted. School board meetings are always open to the public, with the exception of the executive session. The minutes of the monthly meetings are available on our website for public viewing. Board members have no power to act individually in the name of the entire Board. Action can only be taken when a majority of the Board is in formal session.
The Board considers that its most important functions fall into the following categories:
Legislative or policymaking. The Board is responsible for the development of policy and for the employment of a Chief Education Officer, Deputy Superintendent and Chief of Service Center Operations who will carry out its policy through the development and implementation of regulations.
Educational planning and appraisal. The Board is responsible for acquiring reliable information from responsible sources, which will enable it to make the best possible decisions about the scope and nature of the educational program. The Board is responsible for requiring appraisal of the results of the educational program.
Staffing and appraisal. The Board is responsible for employing the staff necessary for carrying out the instructional program and establishing salaries and salary schedules and other terms and conditions of employment, as well as for personnel policies District-wide in application. The Board is responsible for providing means to have its staff appraised.
Financial resources. The Board is responsible for adopting a budget that will provide the financial basis for buildings, staff, materials, and equipment, which will enable the District to carry out the educational program. The Board is responsible for exercising control over the finances of the District to ensure proper use of, and accounting for, all District funds.
School facilities. The Board is responsible for determining school housing needs, for communicating these needs to the community, for purchasing sites, and for approving building plans that will support and enhance the educational program.
Communication with the public. The Board is responsible for providing adequate and direct means for keeping the local citizenry informed about the schools and for keeping itself informed about the wishes of the public.
Judicial. The Board is responsible for acting as a court of appeal for school staff members, students, and the public when issues involve Board policies and their fair implementation.