BP 2430 Delegation of Authority to President/Superintendent - Board Policies, Chapter 2 Board of Trustees

  • Reference: Education Code Sections 70902(d), 72400; ACCJC Accreditation Standards IV.B.5, IV.C.12, and IV.D.1 (formerly IV.B.1.j and IV.B.2)
  • Board Approved: 04/13/05
  • Amended: 06/10/09, 05/13/15

The Board delegates to the President/Superintendent the executive responsibility administering the policies adopted by the Board and executing all decisions of the Board requiring administrative action.

The President/Superintendent may delegate any powers and duties entrusted to him or her by the Board including the administration of colleges and centers, but will be specifically responsible to the Board for the execution of such delegated powers and duties.

The President/Superintendent is empowered to reasonably interpret board policy. In situations where there is no board policy direction, the President/Superintendent shall have the power to act, but such decisions shall be subject to review by the Board. It is the duty of the CEO to inform the Board of such action and to recommend written board policy if one is required.

The President/Superintendent is expected to perform the duties contained in the President/Superintendent job description and fulfill other responsibilities as may be determined in annual goal-setting or evaluation sessions. The job description and goals and objectives for performance shall be developed by the Board in consultation with the President/Superintendent.

The President/Superintendent shall ensure that all relevant laws and regulations are complied with, and that required reports are submitted in a timely fashion.

The President/Superintendent shall make available any information or give any report requested by the Board as a whole. Individual trustee requests for information shall be met if, in the opinion of the President/Superintendent, they are not unduly burdensome or disruptive to District operations. Information provided to any trustee shall be available to all trustees.

The President/Superintendent shall act as the professional advisor to the Board in policy formation.