FORMULATION, ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT OF POLICIES
The Board of Education recognizes that the adoption of written policies constitutes the basic method by which the Board exercises its leadership in the operation of the district. Policies may be proposed for adoption, changes, or repeal at any regular or special Board meeting, by any member of the school community. The Board delegates to the Superintendent of Schools the responsibility and authority to establish any and all rules, regulations, and/or procedures necessary to implement and maintain its policies.
Accordingly, the Superintendent is directed to initiate a program of Board policy revision to include the following items:
1. periodic review and evaluation of all current Board policy;
2. preparation of additional policies as needed;
3. consultation with district staff and community members on an advisory basis; and
4. presentation of proposed policy in draft form to the Board for consideration prior to action.
Since policies often affect the students, employees and/or citizens of the district, it shall be a continuing effort to try to involve as many relevant groups as reasonable during policy development. To assure these groups a reasonable opportunity to advise the Board of their reactions to and feelings about proposed policies, no official Board vote shall take place on a policy adoption, change, or repeal at the meeting during which it is first presented to the Board for consideration.
To adopt, change, or repeal a policy requires a majority vote of the entire Board, at two (2) consecutive regular meetings.
Rules and regulations are subject to modification by Board action at any meeting. The initiative for change normally comes from the Superintendent.
The formal adoption of policies shall be recorded in Board minutes. Only those written statements so adopted and so recorded shall be regarded as official Board policy. Every Board and staff member shall have access to the Board Policy Manual.
Cross-ref: 2460, Policy Review and Evaluation
Ref: Education Law §§1604(a); 1709(1); 1804
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: April 9, 2002