Each Board of Education is required to maintain good public elementary and secondary schools, carry out the educational interests of the state, and provide such other educational activities as in its judgment to best serve the interests of the school district. The Board is also required to provide an appropriate learning environment for its students. This includes providing adequate instructional books, supplies, materials, equipment, staffing, and facilities. The Board is also responsible for the equitable allocation of resources among its schools, maintaining school facilities, and providing a safe school setting for students. Importantly, the Board is also tasked to maintain records of allegations, investigations and reports that a child has been abused or neglected by a school employee.
Each year the board of education of each local school district shall prepare a statement of educational goals for the district. Further, the board of education shall submit to the Commissioner of Education a strategic school profile report for each student under its jurisdiction and for the school district as a whole. The profile report shall provide information on measures of: student needs; school resources; student and school performance; the number of students enrolled in an adult high school credit diploma program; equitable allocation of resources among its schools; reduction of racial isolation; and special education.
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