The Committee will leave to the Superintendent all matters of decision and administration that come within his/her scope as executive officer and as professional leader of the school system.
While the Committee reserves to itself the ultimate decision of all matters concerning general policy or expenditures of funds, it will proceed in these areas only after receiving recommendations from its executive officer. Further:
  1. The Superintendent may ask for guidance from the Committee with respect to matters of operation whenever he/she wishes. If in the Superintendent's judgment it is appropriate to make exceptions to an established policy, he/she will submit the matter to the Committee for advice and direction and shall ask for guidance and advice in matters of significant public interest, concerns or controversy.
  2. The Superintendent will assist the Committee in reaching sound judgments and establishing policies, and will place before the Committee all relevant facts, information, and reports necessary to keep the Committee adequately informed of situations or business at hand.

Lexington Public Schools,  Lexington, MA
Adopted by Lexington School Committee:  July 2015