Board Policies


Adoption Date: Aug 14, 1991
Revision Date: May 28, 2004
0130 - FUNCTIONS

0131                Legislative

0131.1             Bylaws and Policies

The Board shall adopt bylaws and policies for the organization and operation of this Board and the Corporation.

The bylaws and policies may be adopted, amended, and repealed at any meeting of the Board, provided the proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal shall have been proposed at a previous Board meeting and, once proposed, shall have remained on the agenda of each succeeding Board meeting until approved or rejected.

Policies of the Board shall be subject to suspension only upon a majority vote of the members of the Board present at a meeting in the call for which the proposed suspension has been described in writing, or upon a unanimous vote of ALL members of the Board present when no such written notice has been given.

By-Laws of the Board shall be subject to suspension only upon a majority vote of members of the Board at a meeting in the call for which the proposed suspension has been described in writing, or upon a unanimous vote of ALL members of the Board present when no such written notice has been given.

These bylaws and policies may be adopted or amended at a single meeting of the Board in an emergency.  An emergency shall be defined for purposes of this rule as any situation or set of circumstances which the Board has reason to believe will close the schools or jeopardize the safety or welfare of the students or employees of the Corporation.

Any resolution adopted under emergency conditions shall expire automatically at the first public meeting of the Board following the abatement of the emergency unless the Board moves to adopt said resolution in final form.

By laws shall be adopted, amended, repealed or suspended by a 2/3’s vote of the full Board (physically present).  Policies shall be adopted, amended, or repealed by a vote majority of the full Board (physically present).  (Two-thirds (2/3’s) of a seven (7) member Board is five (5) members).

The adoption, modification, repeal, or suspension of a Board bylaw or policy shall be recorded in the minutes of the Board.  All bylaws and policies shall be printed in the Board policy manual.  Any policy or part of a policy that is superseded by a term in a negotiated agreement shall no longer be in force and effect as a policy.

The Board may adopt, amend, or repeal administrative rules of order for its own operation by simple resolution of the Board passed by a majority of those present and voting.

0132                Executive

0132.1             Selection of Superintendent        

The Board shall exercise its executive power in part by the appointment of a Superintendent who shall enforce the statutes of the State of Indiana, administrative guidelines of the State School Board, and the policies of this Board.

0132.2             Administrative Guidelines

The Superintendent shall prepare guidelines for the administration of the Corporation, which are consistent with statutes, regulations of the State Board, or the policies of this Board.

Such administrative guidelines shall be binding on employees and the students of this Corporation when issued.

The Superintendent shall be delegated the authority to take necessary action in circumstances not provided for in Board policy, provided that such action shall be reported to the Board President as soon as possible and to the Board at the next meeting following such action.
 

0133                Judicial         

The Board may assume jurisdiction over any dispute or controversy arising within this Corporation and concerning any matter in which authority has been vested in the Board by statute, rule, a contract, or policy of this Board.

In furtherance of its adjudicatory function, the Board may hold hearings which shall offer the parties to a dispute, on notice duly given, a fair and impartial forum for the resolution of the matter and/or in accordance with an employee contract or agreement.

References:
0132.2 - I.C. 20-26-5-4 (8)
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