Policy 1310 - Adoption of Policies

Adoption and Amendment of Policies
Proposed new policies and proposed changes in existing policies shall be presented in writing for reading and discussion at a regular or special Board meeting. Interested parties may submit views, present data or arguments, orally or in writing, in support of or in opposition to proposed policy. Any written statement by a person relative to a proposed policy or amendment should be directed to the district clerk prior to the second reading. The final vote for adoption may take place not earlier than at the second reading of the particular policy. The Board of Trustees, with a majority vote, may adapt and amend polices as a first and final reading.  All new or amended policies shall become effective upon adoption; unless a specific effective date is provided in the motion for adoption.  Policies as adopted or amended shall be made a part of the minutes of the meeting at which action was taken, and shall also be included in the District's policy manual.

Policies of the District shall be reviewed annually by the Board.

Policy Manuals
The Superintendent shall develop and maintain a current policy manual, which contains the policies of the District. Each administrator, as well as staff, students and other residents, shall have ready access to the manual. All policy manuals distributed to anyone shall remain the property of the District. They shall be subject to recall at any time. The District will also have the policies of the District available for public access online.

Suspension of Policies
Under circumstances, which require a waiver of a policy, the policy may be suspended by a majority vote of the members present. In order to suspend a policy, all trustees must have received written notice of the meeting, which included a proposal to suspend the policies with an explanation of the purpose of such proposed suspension. If such a proposal is not made in writing in advance of the meeting, the policies may only be suspended by a unanimous vote of all trustees present.

Legal References:
I.C. § 33-506 Organization and government of board of trustees.
I.C. § 33-512 Governance of schools.

Policy History:
Adopted on:    November 26, 2002
Revised on:    December 20, 2017