by-laws, board policy manual, mission/vision/core values, and expected student outcomes). " Each trustee and each board committee has a written job description.<br><br> Sample Questions for Board Self Assessment An attachment to the January 2009 issue of the ACSI Trustee Focus 2 " Trustees receive in-service training at least every six months. " The board insists on having a strategic plan for school growth and improvement. " Board members should be required to contribute financially to the school (see Matt.<br><br> 6:21). " The full board participates in the annual evaluation of the CEO and approves the final document before it is presented orally and in writing to him/her. Sample questions using responses of calways, sometimes, or never d or responses of cstrongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree d " Our board always examines the long-range or potential precedent setting implications before making important decisions.<br><br> " The board strives for consensus between the board and the CEO before moving forward on strategic initiatives. " The chair always sends trustees the agenda and all pertinent documents well ahead of the board meetings and expects each trustee to come well prepared to address each issue. " The board expects the CEO to keep the board well informed, BUT clearly differentiates between board level information and micro-management details.<br><br> " Our board requires the CEO to annually communicate his/her vision and priorities for the next school year, including strategies for achieving these goals. Sample issues on which trustees might be asked to comment in narrative form " Our board spends more time cputting out fires d than planning the future. " Our board closely monitors local, state, and federal legal/legislative issues which might affect our school.<br><br> " Our board has too many; or not enough committees. " What do you feel would make the board 9s annual retreat more productive and meaningful? " The board does a good job of communicating with, and listening to our cowners. d " Board members understand and make effective use of the Board Policy Manual.<br><br> " Our board is committed to shepherding our CEO to be sure he does not put the school before his family.