I have been to several meetings and watched archived videos of recent meetings. While not Blue Bloods, the board functions to develop policy which does effect students and teachers. The most recent board meeting involved all board members, the school lawyer, and community participants. A lively discussion ensued about a sexual harassment policy.
What I observed was a School Board working together. Members asked questions, listened, challenged, and responded. They did not always agree, but they were respectful and listened. The result was to delay adopting a flawed policy.
It was apparent to me that there was concern about the language of the policy. One of the members had done a great deal of research. This effort will, in the end, provide the district with a better product.