Responsibilities of the Board of Education

  • The Rochester Board of Education is a seven-member board elected by the citizens of Rochester to direct and oversee the operations of the school district. Board Commissioners serve four-year terms. 
    Among the duties of the Board of Education are the following:
    • Setting the strategic direction of the district through policy development and adoption;
    • Appointing the Superintendent of Schools;
    • Promoting an alliance of teachers, administrators, students, parents, citizens, government, and community resources;
    • Working to secure adequate resources for maximizing student learning;
    • Ensuring the wise use of community educational assets and resources;
    Serving on Board committees addressing the areas of Audit, Community & Intergovernmental Relations, Equity in Student Achievement, Finance & Resource Allocation, Human Capital, and Policy Development & Review;
    Representing the best interests of the citizens of Rochester through effective leadership.
    In addition, Board members serve as liaisons to specific schools. The Board liaisons visit their assigned schools periodically and serve as advocates to the full Board on behalf of those schools.