In accordance with KRS 620.505, CASA board members shall:
Determine major personnel, organization, fiscal, and program policies including, but not limited to, the following:
Measures to be taken to safeguard the CASA program’s information relating to children, their families, and the CASA volunteers;
The procedures for the recruitment, screening, training, and supervision of CASA volunteers; and
The procedure for and circumstances warranting the dismissal of a CASA volunteer from the CASA program;
Determine overall plans and priorities for the CASA program, including provisions for evaluating progress against performance;
Approve the program budget;
Enforce compliance with all conditions of all grant contracts;
Determine rules and procedures for the governing board;
Select the officers and the executive committee, if any, of the governing board;
Meet at least four times a year;
Submit an annual report to the state CASA Association including the information required under KRS 620.505(h).
Each board member shall have a demonstrated interest in child welfare issues and commitment to the purpose and role of the court-appointed special advocate volunteers. KRS 620.505
Become knowledgeable about the organization.
Serve on a board committee.
Serve in a leadership position or undertake special assignments when asked.
Recruit possible nominees to the board who are women and men of achievement and who can make contributions to the work of the board and the organization.
Prepare for and participate in board and committee meetings (One meeting per month)
Maintain confidentiality regarding the board’s sessions.
Offer support and assistance to the director when appropriate.
Avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest that might embarrass the board or the organization and disclose any possible conflicts in a timely manner.
Exercise prudence with the board in the control and transfer of funds.
Read and understand the organization’s financial statements.