9300 – Bylaws – Governance – Leadership Role

Policy – x
Regulation –
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Adopted – 7/16/1998
Revised – 11/12/2009
Basic Policy

It is the intent of the Governing Board that members shall act as a unit, that meetings shall be conducted so as to facilitate the efficient transaction of business and to provide for orderly communication to the public.

All acts of the Board shall be official only when members are sitting as a Board in regular or special session. This does not preclude the appointment of Board representatives to attend certain functions and to act on behalf of the Board as instructed (such as making statements of dedication when new school facilities are being dedicated); nor does it preclude the establishment of special Board committees of not more than two members, who shall have limited duties and shall serve for a limited time, as instructed. Board representatives and special Board committees may be appointed by the President only with concurrence of a majority vote of the total membership constituting the Governing Board at any regular or special meeting.

Board Policies and Bylaws

The Governing Board has the power of establishing its own procedures within the parameters of law. (Education Code 35010)

The formulation and adoption of written Board policies shall constitute the basic method by which the Board shall exercise its leadership in the governance of the school District. This right shall be retained solely by the Board. The study and evaluation of reports concerning the execution of its policies shall constitute the basic method by which the Board shall exercise its accountability for the governance of the schools.

The implementation of policies is an administrative task to be performed by the Superintendent or designee who shall be held responsible for the effective administration and supervision of the entire school system.

All actions of the Board shall be taken only in official Board meetings called, scheduled and conducted according to these bylaws and the statutes of the state.

Legal Reference:
EDUCATION CODE
35010 Control of District; prescription and enforcement of rules
35140 Time and place of meetings
35143 Annual organizational meetings – dates and notices
35144 Special meetings
35145 Public meetings
35146 Closed sessions
35160 Authority of governing boards
35163 Official actions, minutes and journal
35164 Vote requirements

CSBA Date – 9/88

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