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Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board
Five Governing Board members are elected for staggered, four-year terms. They serve without compensation. The Governing Board sets policy for the management of the District, and the Superintendent and cabinet are responsible for the execution of these policies. The Governing Board secretary is Amy Potapoff, whom you can reach at 623-535-6017.
Governing Board Members are elected to four-year terms in non-partisan elections to represent the residents within the district’s boundaries. Elections are held in November every other year. The majority of Board seats, three in our District, are up for election in presidential election years. Board members volunteer their time and meet once per month. Boardsmanship requires a significant time commitment, not only in terms of meetings and related events but in preparation. Our Governing Board is a member of the Arizona School Boards Association. Board Members serve the Litchfield Elementary School District community without pay. The Governing Board sets all District policies and has the final authority over all School District business.
The Purpose of School Governing Boards
As the only elected officials that represent children, the School Board's fundamental role is keeping the District focused on the learning and achievement of all students.
The Governing Board accomplishes this by:
- Setting the strategic direction of the District for staff and the community.
- Listening to community input.
- Evaluating and adopting policies consistent with the District vision.
- Equitably allocating District resources based on the District's vision and goals, and monitoring the District's fiscal health.
- Operating openly and honestly.
- Performing regular and timely evaluations of the Superintendent's and the District's effectiveness.
- Representing and protecting the District's interests at the local, state, and federal levels.
Live-streamed and recorded meeting videos are available to view online on the District Facebook page.
All written or electronic correspondence sent to Governing Board members or Litchfield Elementary School District staff is subject to public records requests and may be viewed by the public or media. Additionally, correspondence sent to Governing Board members are also copied to the Superintendent, the Governing Board secretary, and the District legal counsel for review, possible response, or redaction before being made available to the public or media.
The Governing Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, and disability. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning staff members, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Governing Board does business.