Boards of education, whose members are elected to their public office; whose members are, collectively, the employers of educators; and whose members are, collectively, the governing authority responsible for the educational policies in their school district, have a duty far greater than merely serving as a vehicle for the purpose of carrying out the affairs of state. Because school activity constitutes the first sustained contact of governmental authority with our youthful citizens, school boards have the highest degree of responsibility to represent the sov- ereign and majestic power of government in the most enlightened manner possible.
Edgar L. Lindley,
School Boards - A Mandate for Enlightenment Unfulfilled,
20 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol20/iss3/15