The Caldwell School District Board of Trustees adopts, revises, and amends the policies that guide the public education of Caldwell students. All policies established by the Board of Trustees must be consistent with the laws covering public education in the State of Idaho and the United States and must follow guidelines established by the Idaho Legislature and State Board of Education.
The board establishes district priorities through approval of the budget, monitors student achievement, and approves changes in academic offerings and district staffing.
The board also hires, evaluates, and works as a unified team with the superintendent.
It is the job of the superintendent to work with an administrative team to creatively execute policies set by the board. The superintendent also is the board’s professional advisor to whom the board delegates executive responsibility.
Each of the five trustees represents specific geographic zones in the district. Individual members have no authority to act on their own but meet as a board in a formal session. They receive no salaries or benefits and are elected to a four-year term.
The Board of Trustees meet on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Those meetings are open to the public. The Board often holds work sessions to learn more about issues or participate in training. Check the website to see when those meetings are scheduled.
*The Board of Trustees meet on the fourth Monday of every month at 6:00 pm for a Board Work Session.
Patron Input / Addressing the Board:
Meetings of the Board of Trustees follow a standard, published agenda. The Chairman of the Board presides at all meetings. Patrons who wish to comment on agenda items under discussion may do so by signing in with the Clerk of the Board prior to the beginning of the respective meeting. Open Meeting Law does not require public comments.
When appearing before the Board, please state your name, and the item on the agenda you wish to discuss. No person may orally initiate charges or complaints against students or individual employees of the district. The Board's function is decision-making and the sentiments of the patrons assist in making those decisions.