In Richland School District Two, seven board members are responsible for a general operating budget of about $197 million, roughly 3,486 employees, more than 26,000 students (including pre-kindergarten) and 38 schools and centers.
Richland District Two board members are elected for four-year terms and have responsibilities that include:
*Securing money for operational needs and authorizing major expenditures *Determining budget priorities and building needs *Setting educational standards and goals *Reviewing and evaluating all phases of the district’s instructional program *Formulating and enforcing policies
School board members represent a variety of backgrounds and occupations. Board member James Manning completed Level Two in the 2010-2011 South Carolina School Boards Association's Boardmanship Institute.