It shall be the responsibility of the board president to lead a well-organized board in an efficient and effective manner.  The board president shall 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 shall be elected by a majority vote at the organizational meeting each year to serve a one year term of office.


The president, in addition to presiding at the board meetings, shall 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.  However, before making or seconding a motion, the board president shall 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 shall consult with the superintendent on the development of the agenda for the meeting.


The board president, as the chief officer of the school district, shall sign employment contracts and sign other contracts and school district warrants approved by the board and appear on behalf of the school corporation in causes of action involving the school district.


It is the responsibility of the president to appoint all committee(s) whose appointment is not otherwise determined.


The president of the Board of Education shall serve as an ex-officio member of each standing committee.


In the absence of both the president and vice-president, the remaining members shall select an acting president.




Legal Reference:                       Neb. Statute 79-564

                                                                     79-566 to 574


Cross Reference                       203.01 Board Powers and Responsibilities



Policy   Adopted:       12-08-03                                    COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Policy Revised:         11/10/08                          Columbus, Nebraska