Britton Deerfield School District
Bylaws & Policies



Organizational Meeting


The Board of Education shall organize annually not earlier than July 1st and not later than July 31st at a meeting held for that purpose. The meeting shall be called to order by the Superintendent who shall serve as presiding officer until the election of a President.





The Board shall elect a President and Vice-President as well as a Secretary and Treasurer.


Election of officers shall be by a majority of the full Board. Where no such majority exists on the first ballot vote, a second vote shall be cast for the two (2) candidates who received the greatest number of ballot votes.


Except for those appointed to fill a vacancy, officers shall serve for one (1) year and until their respective successors are elected and shall qualify. An officer may be removed for cause by a majority vote of the full Board. The Board shall fill a vacancy in any Board officer position within thirty (30) days of the occurrence of the vacancy.


M.C.L.A. 380.1104





The Board shall, at the organizational meeting:



designate depositories for school funds; M.C.L.A. 380.1221



designate those persons authorized to sign checks, contracts, agreements, and purchase orders;



designate a day, place, and time for regular meetings which shall be held at least once every month;



designate an administrator to assume specified responsibilities of the Treasurer and/or the Secretary;



designate the Electronic Transfer Officer (ETO) in accordance with Policy 6144.


Revised 6/21/04





Committees of Board members shall perform the duties as assigned by the Board, which may include deliberating, making decisions/recommendations or taking other actions specifically authorized by the Board.


All committees shall comply with the Open Meetings Act in accordance with the applicable requirements set forth in 0160 Bylaws. A committee may meet in closed session to review the specific contents of an employment application provided when the applicant for employment requests that the information remains confidential. It may not, however, meet in closed session to protect an applicant's identity.



The President is authorized to appoint members of the Board to the standing committees where they shall serve a term of one (1) year.



Ad hoc committees may be created and charged at any time by the President.



Members of ad hoc committees shall serve until the committee is discharged.



The Superintendent shall serve as an ex-officio member of each committee.



A member may request (or refuse) appointment to a committee.


Refusal to serve on any one committee shall not be grounds for failure to appoint a member to another committee.



Each Board committee shall be convened by a chairperson who shall report for the committee and shall be chosen by the committee from among its members.


Revised 5/12/11

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