What does the board do?
Local school boards (also known as boards of education, school committees, school directors, or trustees) are elected—or occasionally appointed—to be leaders and champions for public education in their states and communities.
School boards, elected or appointed by their communities, represent the community’s beliefs and values. The Athens City Schools Board of Education members are appointed by the Athens City Council.
Your school board is responsible for:
- employing the superintendent;
- developing and adopting policies, curriculum, and the budget;
- overseeing facilities issues; and
- adopting collective bargaining agreements.