The Board’s authority may be exercised only by the Board as a whole. It is legally a single, united body. Individual Board members exercise their authority over district affairs only as they vote to take action in an official meeting of the Board. An individual Board member has power only when the Board, by vote, has delegated authority to him.
It shall be the policy of all Board members to inform all persons who approach them with request or grievances of the regular channels by which such requests or grievances should be made; that is, through the teacher/principal/superintendent to the Board as a body. A Board member will in no way indicate to the individuals of the district what he thinks the superintendent’s actions should be. This is designed to follow proper Board channels of communications and is not to be construed to deprive any person of the right to a hearing before the Board. No Board member will make any commitment for or against an issue or problem as an individual until such time as the matter has been presented to the entire Board and a decision made by the Board as a whole.
Current practice codified 1978
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