I am a citizen elected to represent the people of the entire school district, not just a specific group of people or those living in a certain subdivision or area. I realize that my authority as a member of the Board of Education only exists during a legally-announced meeting, and that at all times I am a private citizen. I do not need to know all the facts of the educational process or of general school administration. I am not expected to do this work, but I am responsible for seeing that the work is done. My work as a member of the Board of Education consists of assisting in choosing a competent superintendent to guide the District, deciding within the provisions of the applicable laws what is to be done, setting educational priorities, and appraising the work to see that it is done competently and economically. The administration of the educational program and the conduct of school business shall be left to the superintendent and his staff. I deal directly with the superintendent or through the board president and do not attempt to handle school business matters with other District employees. I listen impartially to all persons who come to me with questions, problems, and/or comments on the capabilities or personalities of school employees, direct them to the appropriate employees of the school district, and apprise them of the administrative procedure for all grievances. I must make my own decisions.