The members of the St. Joseph School Board will:
Prepare for Board Meetings: thoroughly review all materials provided in preparation for all board meetings.
Listen to Understand: use eye contact, do not interrupt the speaker, avoid side-bar conversations and avoid the use of personal technology (e.g. social media, texting, email).
Engage in Purposeful Discussion: stay on topic, clearly and concisely share ideas and avoid repeating comments already made by other board members.
Collaborate Respectfully: consider all opinions; collaboratively engage to reach decisions as a whole board; and believe that all are working for the best interests of SJSD students, staff and community.
Make Evidence Based Decisions: use representative and reliable data to make decisions forward in attaining its vision, mission and priorities.
Demonstrate Professional and Ethical Governance: use discussion and voting to communicate individual viewpoints and demonstrate acceptance of Board decisions through words and actions.