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Kings Canyon SD |  BB  9311  Board Bylaws

Formulation, Adoption, Amendment of Policies   

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The Governing Board recognizes that its most important function is the establishment of policies which provide the direction for the operation of the school and achieve the best possible education for its students and reflect the needs of the community.

In order to assure that policy adopted by the Board is timely, legal, consistent, and in the public interest, the Board appoints the Superintendent as policy coordinator. Policies are written statements adopted by the Board which provide the guidelines and limits within which discretionary action may be taken by the Superintendent and staff. The Board may request the Superintendent to provide policy statements for its consideration or may initiate a committee from among its own members to develop policy.

Procedures for adoption of policy shall conform in all respects to the bylaws of the Board concerning agenda, meetings, and voting. The procedures shall provide a means whereby all interested parties in the school community may submit proposals for additions and amendments to the school district policy manual, and may contribute opinions and information for the Board's consideration.

The Superintendent shall ascertain any conflicts between proposed and existing policies and bring them to the attention of the Board at the first reading of the draft.

Prior to adoption, policies shall be given a first and second reading by the Board. The initial draft of a policy shall be presented at the first reading. The Board shall discuss the draft policy and make revisions if needed. The policy as revised shall be given a second reading at a subsequent meeting. The Board may make further revisions to the policy at that time. The policy shall then be adopted by a majority vote of all members of the Board after the second reading. The action shall be recorded in the minutes. Only those written statements adopted and recorded shall constitute official Board policy.

(cf. 2210 - Administrative Leeway in Absence of Board Policy)

Legal Reference:


35010 Control of district; prescription and enforcement of rules

35163 Official actions, minutes and journal

35164 Vote requirements


adopted: January 2, 1990 -Reedley, California