Policies and Regulations NEPN Code: BDB

School Board Governance and Operations
Organization of the School Board

At the annual meeting, as provided by law, the School Board shall organize by electing a president and vice president from its membership. The officers shall serve for a one year term.

The president of the Board shall:

  • preside at all meetings of the Board;
  • countersign all checks or warrants drawn by the Business Manager which have been authorized for payment by the Board;
  • sign all contracts or agreements governed by Policy DJ/DJ-R approved by the Board;
  • confer with the Superintendent as may be necessary and desirable regarding school and related matters;
  • call special meetings of the Board;
  • be entitled to discuss and vote on all matters coming before the Board unless Policy BCB applies;
  • be the primary spokesperson for the Board; and
  • appoint all committees requiring School Board participation.

Vice President
The vice president of the Board shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the president in his/her absence.


Legal Reference:

6-1-17  Official prohibited from discussing or voting on issue if conflict of interest exists - Legal remedy.
13-8-10  Meetings of board - Election of officers - Designation of depository and newspaper - Special meetings
13-8-26  Appointment of committees - Persons authorized to countersign checks and warrants

Related Policies:

BCB - School Board Member Conflict of Interest
DJ - Expenditures (Purchasing/Incidental Accounts)
DJ-R - Expenditures (Purchasing/Incidental Accounts)
BDE - School Board Committees


Policy   Board Action (formerly 9120, 9210, and 9220)
Adopted 05-28-68    
Amended 10-25-93 27458.2d.  
Amended 10-10-05 34225  
Amended 09-14-09 35488  
Amended 08-12-13 36693  
Reviewed 08-13-18 38110