Who governs PAUSD?
Original post made by PTA Parent, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Sep 1, 2009
I understand the relationship between the federal, state, and local governments, and have been involved in getting legislation passed -- I know what level is appropriate for which kind of problem and how to push for change.
But I have no idea what body of law governs PAUSD, what code or governmental body chartered them, to whom do they answer, and where do you go and what do you do if you want to see procedural improvements, for example?
Do they answer only to our state department of education? Who set up the voting rules for electing Board Members? What governmental body defined the Board and gave them power? What is PAUSD's relationship with the City of Palo Alto? Is there a procedural code that applies just to PAUSD, and if so, who generated it?
In other words, where does PAUSD fit in our government -- from above.
Thanks for the help.