It shall be the responsibility of
each board member to follow the rules of order stated in this policy at each
meeting, and it shall be the responsibility of the presiding officer to conduct
the board meeting within these rules.
The board shall follow rules of order
as modified by this policy and subsequent rule.
The purposes of modified rules
adopted by the board are:
- To establish guidelines by
which the business of the governing board can be conducted in a regular
and internally consistent manner;
- To organize the meetings so all
necessary matters can be brought to the board and decisions of the board
can be made in an orderly and reasonable manner;
- To ensure members of the board,
concentrating on the substantive issues at hand, have the necessary
information to make decisions, and to ensure adequate discussion of
decisions to be made; and,
- To ensure meetings and actions
of the board are conducted so as to be informative to the staff and the
public, and to produce a clear record of actions taken and decisions made.
Legal Reference: Neb. Statute 84-1408 to 1414
Approved ______________ Reviewed: 03/13/2017 Revised