The tentative agenda for each board meeting shall state the topics for discussion and action at the board meeting. It shall be kept continuously current and shall be readily available for public inspection at the district office during normal business hours.


Persons requesting to place an item on the agenda must make a request to the superintendent prior to the drafting of the tentative agenda.  The person making the request must state the person’s name, purpose of the presentation, action desired and pertinent background information.  Adding such requests will be at the discretion of the superintendent after consultation with the board president. 


The tentative agenda and supporting documents shall be sent to the board members (3) days prior to the scheduled board meeting.  These documents are the private property of the board member.  Persons wishing to view the tentative agenda and supporting documents may do so at the principle office of the district.


The board shall take action only on the items listed on the tentative agenda posted with the public notice.  Items added to the agenda may be discussed or taken under advisement by the board.  If an added item is acted upon, the minutes of the board meeting shall state the reason justifying the immediate action.  Only items of an emergency nature may be added to the agenda later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled meeting.


It shall be the responsibility of the board president and superintendent to develop the agenda for each board meeting.


A consent agenda may be used by the board for noncontroversial business.  The consent agenda will consist of routine business that requires action but not necessarily discussion.  These items may all be approved at the same time.  A board member may ask that any item be removed from the consent agenda.  The removed item will then be placed on the regular agenda.


Legal Reference:                       Neb. Statute 84-712

                                                                     84-1408 to 1414


Cross Reference:                      203      Organization of the School Board                                 

                                                403.05 Public Complaints about Employees

                                                503      Student Rights and Responsibilities

                                                1003    Public Examination of District Records




Policy   Adopted:      12-08-03                                     COLUMBUS PUBIC SCHOOLS

Policy Revised:         11/10/08                          Columbus, Nebraska