The Washington Parish School Board realizes the importance of a functional orientation program for new Board members.  Under the guidance and directions of experienced Board members and the Superintendent, orientation shall be provided new Board members through activities such as these:


  1. They will be provided with a copy of the official School Board Policy Manual;

  2. They will be provided with current copies of school budgets and financial statements;

  3. They will be provided with information on school enrollments, professional qualifications of teachers, buildings, instructional programs, etc.;

  4. The Superintendent and President of the Board shall help acquaint the new Board members with duties and responsibilities of Board members.


Additionally, the Board suggests that new Board members attend state and regional School Boards Association workshops.  Funds may be budgeted accordingly in the annual budget.


Washington Parish School Board