2002

                                          Organization of the Board

 

1.    Membership, Term and Election

 

a.    The Board of Education shall be comprised of six members who will be elected at large.

 

b.    Those who wish to serve on the board shall file, be nominated and elected, and serve terms of office on the board according to law. 

 

2.    Internal Organization

 

a.    President 

 

i.     At the regular January meeting, the board shall elect from among its members a president who shall serve in that capacity for one year. 

 

ii.    The president shall preside at all board meetings, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or by action of the board.

 

b.    Vice President

 

i.     At the regular January meeting, the board shall elect from among its members a vice president who shall serve in that capacity for one year.

 

ii.    The vice president shall preside in the absence of the president, and shall perform such other duties as are assigned by the board.

 

c.    Secretary 

 

i.     At the regular January meeting, the board shall elect a secretary who need not be a member of the board.  The secretary shall serve in that capacity for one year.  If the secretary is a member of the board, an assistant secretary may be named and his or her duties and compensation set by the board.

 

ii.    The secretary shall see that an accurate record of the proceedings of the board is kept, that a copy of the proceedings is provided to each board member and to the superintendent, and that a concise summary of each month’s meeting is published.  The secretary shall perform such other duties as are prescribed by law and assigned by the board.

 

d.    Treasurer and Assigned School Assistant

 

i.     A treasurer from the board will be designated on a year-to-year basis. 

 

ii.    The treasurer will sign checks and certain other documents.  The treasurer is the custodian of the monies of the district. 

 

iii.   The treasurer shall give bond or equivalent insurance coverage payable to the district as prescribed by law with the cost of the bond being paid by the district. 

 

iv.  The treasurer shall issue no warrant of payment of claim against the district until such claim has been duly authorized by the board and has been duly countersigned by the president. 

 

v.    The vice president or secretary may sign any warrant in the absence of either the president or the treasurer. 

 

e.    Committees 

 

i.     The board shall authorize such special committees as it deems necessary.  The board president shall appoint members to the committee, and designate its function, tasks it is to perform, and a completion date for its work.

 

ii.    On or before the beginning of each school year, the board shall appoint two members to form a Committee on Americanism.  The committee’s duties shall be those prescribed by section 79-724 of the Nebraska statutes. 

 

3.    Vacancies. 

 

a.    A vacancy on the board of education shall exist when any one of the following occurs:

 

i.     A member submits his or her formal resignation from the board.

 

ii.    A member removes himself or herself from the district or is absent from the district for a continuous period of sixty days.

 

iii.   A member misses more than two consecutive meetings unless excused by a majority of the remaining members, shall, as provided by law, vacate the position.          

 

b.    Any vacancy of the board resulting from any cause other than that of the expiration of a term shall be filled according to the procedures dictated by Nebraska law. 

 

Adopted on: July 13, 2009

Revised on: November 9, 2009

Reviewed on: March 11, 2013

Reviewed on March 13, 2016