Board policies are part of the planning, policy and management structure that will move a district toward accomplishing its goals. Written board policies inform the district and the community of the board’s intent, goals, and objectives. It fosters stability and continuity when board members and school personnel change. The Iowa Code (274.7, 279.8) places the authority to develop and adopt policy for a school district in the hands of the school board. The state educational standards, which set the requirements for an accredited education program, require the board to adopt and maintain a board policy manual. They also require a school board to review its policies every five years.
In December 2014, the Keokuk Board of Education completed its review of all Board policies. Policies will be updated as new laws or Department of Education rules require.