What is the agenda?
The agenda, which is available when you enter a Board meeting, is the order of business of the meeting. The Board President may, if it seems suitable, vary the order. A packet of materials, which includes the agenda and explanatory materials, is provided to each Board member in advance. This gives members time to study the items before they discuss them and make a decision on them at the meeting.
Some items on the agenda may have already been introduced and discussed at previous Board meetings. Thus, action which may appear to be routine is usually well considered by members of the Board.
The Board delegates certain responsibilities to the Superintendent, and may ask the Superintendent to make reports and recommendations to the Board. This is a necessary and proper procedure.