Policy 1240 - Duties of Individual Trustees

The authority of individual trustees is limited to participating in actions taken by the Board as a whole when legally in session. Trustees shall not assume responsibilities of administrators or other staff members. The Board or staff shall not be bound by an action taken or statement made by an individual trustee except when such statement or action is pursuant to specific instructions and official action taken by the Board.

Each trustee shall review the agenda and any study materials distributed prior to the meeting and be prepared to participate in the discussion and decision-making for each agenda item. Each member is obligated to attend both regular and special board meetings. Whenever possible, each trustee shall give advance notice to the Chair or Superintendent of the trustee’s inability to attend a Board meeting. A majority of the Board may excuse a trustee's absence from a meeting if requested to do so.

Cross Reference:
1113 Vacancies

Legal References:
I.C. § 33-506 Organization and government of board of trustees.

Policy History: First Reading 10/29/02
Adopted on: Second Reading 11/26/02
Revised on: