The Role of the Governing Board
Public education in America was founded on the principle of governance by the people through elected representation. District constituents exercise that right through the Governing Board of the school district.
For over 125 years, voters have had the opportunity to elect community members to govern the District as members of Amphitheater's five-member Governing Board. Board Members, together with District administration, have remained firmly focused on providing students with a solid public education.
The provision of an educated work force and knowledgeable citizenry is vital for society. Amphitheater Public Schools, along with other public schools, is vested with this responsibility. Founded in 1893, Amphitheater is in its second century of service to our students and the community, and the Board is aggressively accepting this challenge. Our mission is to empower all students to become contributing members of society, equipped with the skills, knowledge and values necessary to meet the challenges of a changing world.
The Amphitheater Governing Board encourages participation in both District and school activities. District involvement provides opportunities for the community to become familiar with the work of the Governing Board. At Board meetings, there are calls for Public Comment as well as the opportunity to speak to specific items on the agenda. Please accept the invitation to attend Governing Board meetings.
Amphi's five elected members of Amphitheater School District's Governing Board play a critical role in the formulation and approval of policies which guide the operation of the District. Implementation of these policies is overseen by the Superintendent and District staff.
The Board is empowered to function within the framework established by the Arizona State Legislature, court decisions, opinions of the Attorney General and county counsel, and applicable State and Federal regulations. The Board fulfills its mission by executing the following duties:
- Approves courses of study and instructional materials
- Hires all school district employees and determines their duties under written contracts at salaries fixed by the Board
- Adopts a budget for fiscal year July 1 through June 30
- Approves funds for the planning, expansion, improvement, construction, maintenance, use, furnishing, and financing of buildings