Board Governance Information

School district governance is the act of transforming the needs, wishes, and desires of the community into policies that direct the community's schools.

The Larkspur-Corte Madera School District Governance Team is made up of the five Trustees and the Superintendent. Trustees are elected volunteers who serve four-year terms.

Governance standards for the Board were last revised in January 2010

Governance Standards
Governance Team Handbook
The responsibilities of the Board cover four broad areas:
  • Establishing a vision for the district
  • Establishing an effective and efficient organizational structure
  • Ensuring accountability
  • Advocating on behalf of children and public education
In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the Board:
  • Selects and evaluates the Superintendent
  • Adopts and evaluates policies
  • Adopts and monitors curriculum
  • Adopts a budget and monitors the district’s fiscal accountability
  • Negotiates and adopts collective bargaining agreements
  • Creates an environment that promotes excellence and enhanced communication among our various constituencies.

Vision & Goal Planning:  New mission & vision statements, core values and concepts, and strategic priorities for 2011-13 were adopted in early 2011.  See the "About Us" section of our website for more information. 

Board Communications Plan:  Communications Plan

Last Modified on April 3, 2014