The Darlington County School District Board of Education is responsible
for the establishment and maintenance of a system of free public
schools for all children residing in the school district. The board may
make all necessary rules and regulations for the government and conduct
of schools consistent with the laws of the state.
The board views its role as falling into four major categories.
The board sets the long-range vision for the school district. Examples
include strategic planning, budget planning, other planning procedures
such as facilities planning or curriculum audit, inclusion of all
community groups, and taking a proactive stance for education.
The board establishes the basic structure for governance and operation
of the district in order to fulfill its vision. Examples include
personnel, quality of staffing and staffing patterns, budget
development, curriculum and instruction, appropriate environment such
as facilities and behaviors, and district operations.
The board ensures accountability for itself and all district operations
in order to realize its vision. Examples include budget; legal
requirements; student performance; community/parental involvement;
community/parental support; dealing with pressure groups; recognizing
the difference between private citizen and public official
role/responsibility; working together as an effective team; and
evaluating all aspects of the district including the board,
superintendent, staff, students and community.
The board is an advocate for its vision. Examples include working with
elected and appointed officials; cooperation with agencies serving
children; being advocates for children; and promoting the value of
public education with business, retired persons and other groups.
For more information about how the Board of Education operates, visit
the Online School Board Policies under PUBLICATIONS on this Website or
attend one of our Board meetings. The public is always welcome to