It is the responsibility of the Board president to lead a well-organized board in an efficient and effective manner. The Board president will set the tone of the Board meetings and, as the representative of the consensus of the Board, speak on behalf of the Board to the public.
The president of the Board is elected by a majority vote at the organizational meeting, in odd-numbered years, or at the annual meeting, in even-numbered years, to serve a one-year term of office. A member may be elected to successive one-year terms as President.
The president, in addition to presiding at the Board meetings, will take an active role in Board decisions by discussing and voting on each motion before the Board in the same manner as other Board members. Before making or seconding a motion, the Board president will turn over control of the meeting to either the vice president or other Board member.
The Board president has the authority to call special meetings of the Board. Prior to Board meetings, the Board president will consult with the Superintendent on the development of the agenda for the meeting.
The Board president, as the chief officer of the District, will sign employment contracts and sign other contracts and District warrants approved by the Board. The Board president will appear on behalf of the school corporation in causes of action involving the District, unless the Board president must appear individually as a party, in which case, this duty shall be performed by the Board Secretary.
Approved: September 15, 1997
Revised/Reviewed: March 28, 2016