203 - Operation of the School Board (Governing Rules)

POLICY #203

OPERATION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD – GOVERNING RULES



I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide governing rules for the conduct of meetings of the school board.

203.1 - School Board Procedures (Rules of Order)

POLICY #203.1

SCHOOL BOARD PROCEDURES RULES OF ORDER



I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide specific rules of order to conduct meetings of the school board.

203.2 - Order of the Regular School Board Meeting

POLICY #203.2

ORDER OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING



I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to ensure consistency in the order of business at regular school board meetings.

203.5 - School Board Meeting Agenda

POLICY #203.5

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AGENDA



I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide procedures for the preparation of the school board meeting agenda to ensure that the school board can accomplish its business as efficiently and expeditiously as possible.

203.6 - Consent Agendas

POLICY #203.6

CONSENT AGENDAS



I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to allow the use of a consent agenda.

203.7 - School Board Compensation Policy

POLICY #203.7

SCHOOL BOARD COMPENSATION POLICY

School Board members will be compensated as follows effective January 1, 2009:

1. School Board members will receive $250 per month for regular and special School Board meetings and study sessions. The $250 also includes all non-pen and paper meetings that may or may not be Board-related that Board members are asked to represent or attend. This includes, but is not limited to, any school building Adopt-A-School visits, student and staff recognition/award programs, school open houses, and back-to-school workshops.

2. Board members will receive $65 for participating in all standing, ad hoc and Representative Committees under four hours, and $130 for committee meetings over four hours. Board members will receive this same compensation for attending any MSBA/NSBA sponsored meetings or other board-related pen and paper meetings. Board members will receive this same compensation for attending any Board-related educational meetings, seminars, and conventions approved by the Board Chair.

3. The chair, clerk and treasurer will receive an additional stipend per month as follows:

          Chair $100.00

          Clerk $ 60.00

          Treasurer $ 60.00

     Responsibilities included with this compensation:

          * Review and sign school documents.

          * Chair to meet with Superintendent prior to Board meetings to review agenda.

          * Clerk to prepare meeting minutes in absence of Board secretary.

          * Treasurer to meet with Director of Finance once per month.

In addition, the following will apply to events requiring travel outside the School District:

  • Mileage will be paid at the current District rate for travel outside of the District only when District transportation is not provided. If a Board member decides to drive his/her own vehicle when District transportation is provided, the Board member will not be reimbursed for mileage.
  • Lodging and other prudent travel related expenses (meals, parking, etc.) will be paid when overnight stays are unavoidable or make economic sense.
  • One travel day will be paid for School Board related activities (i.e., NSBA Convention) requiring significant overnight travel time.

The following activities are not eligible for reimbursement:

  •  Social functions (e.g. School Board seasonal parties, retirement parties).
  •  School activities/meetings where the School Board has not been officially invited or requested to attend.
  •  Informal meetings with school personnel.
  •  Phone calls related to School Board activities.

Source: Independent School District No. 911, Cambridge, MN

Reviewed: 12-20-01, 4-20-06, 1-17-07, 11-20-08, 2-18-10, 09-18-14, 11-20-14, 01-06-16

Approved: 2-19-87, 2-21-91, 1-4-01, 1-24-02, 5-18-06, 2-22-07, 12-18-08, 3-18-10, 12-18-14, 01-06-16