If the District is Under State Control and the Board has No Power, How Does the CBOC Operate Efficiently?
If the District is Under State Control and the Board has No Power,
How Does the CBOC Operate Efficiently?
In this situation, the essential work of the CBOC should remain mostly unchanged, but the parties that the CBOC will be working with need to be adjusted.
The CBOC should attempt to meet with the state-appointed administrator to initiate a line of communications and working relationship as soon as possible after such a transition. (The CBOC should continue its pre-existing relationship with the district governing board and remaining top management, even though they may not have as much, if any, power during the state takeover period – this is still important during the state control period and many of these individuals are likely to return to their previous positions eventually.)
As such, state takeovers are usually implemented due to problems on the operations side, most commonly fiscal shortfalls that show the district becoming unable to continue operating its schools. There may be significant impacts on the construction bond program. Fiscal cutbacks on the operations side often negatively impact facilities maintenance, repairs, and cleaning. The CBOC would likely want to see what impacts there could be on facilities operations, particularly as to how problems with operations could negatively impact the construction bond program, such as failures to make timely repairs leading to far more significant costs for capital projects to replace a failed facility that could have been used for many years if the needed repairs had been performed when first identified. The CBOC should be updated on changes in facilities management personnel and the working relationship between the facilities staff and the state administrator.