Each school district is governed by an elected nine member school board created under the Public School Code. Board members are elected for four year terms and are unpaid volunteers. School boards handle a broad spectrum of responsibilities including taxes, labor, administration, and education policy. The board may hire personnel, provide for school buildings, buy textbooks and other supplies, and issue bonds. The administrative head of the school district is the district superintendent, who is appointed by the school board to oversee the day to day operations and management of the district.