Cedar Springs Public School District
Bylaws & Policies


The bylaws of the Board of Education of this District incorporate quotations from the laws and administrative code of the State of Michigan. Such quotations may be substantively altered only by appropriate legislative, judicial, or administrative action.

Whenever the following items are used in these bylaws and policies, they shall have the meaning set forth below:


Administrative Guideline


A statement, based on policy, usually written, which outlines and/or describes the means by which a policy should be implemented and which provides for the management cycle of planning, action, and assessment or evaluation.




A collectively negotiated contract with a recognized bargaining unit.




The Board of Education.




Rule of the Board for its own governance.


Classified or Support Employee


An employee who provides support to the District's program and whose position does not require a professional certificate.




The School District.


Due Process


Procedural due process requires prior knowledge (a posted discipline code), notice of offense (accusation), and the opportunity to respond.


Procedural due process may require right to counsel and/or confrontation or cross examination of witnesses, depending upon the situation.


Full Board


Authorized number of voting members entitled to govern the District.




This word is used when an action by the Board or its designee is permitted but not required.




Any gathering which is attended by or open to all of the members of the Board, held with the intent on the part of the members of the body present to discuss or act as a unit upon the specific public business of that body.




The natural or adoptive parents or individuals with a valid power of attorney for the care and custody of the student for purposes other than educational placement. Parent also refers to any individual appointed by the State or court as a legal guardian or custodian for the student. Both parents will have equal access to records and rights regarding the student's education absent a court order restricting such rights.




A general, written statement by the governing Board which defines its expectations or position on a particular matter and authorizes appropriate action that must or may be taken to establish and/or maintain those expectations.




The chief executive officer of the Board of Education. (See Bylaw 0170)




The educational leader and head administrator of one (1) or more District schools or programs, as designated by the Board of Education. The Principal is responsible for the supervision of the school or program consistent with Board policy and directives of the Superintendent and may delegate responsibility to subordinates as appropriate.


Professional Staff Member


An employee who implements or supervises one (1) or more aspects of the District's program and whose position requires a professional credential from the State.




The mother, father, sister, brother, spouse, parent of spouse, child, grandparents, grandchild, or dependent in the immediate household as defined in the negotiated, collectively-bargained agreement.




The chief clerk of the Board of Education. (See Bylaw 0170)




This word is used when an action by the Board or its designee is required. (The word "will" or "must" signifies a required action.)




A person who is officially enrolled in a school or program of the District.




The chief executive officer of the School District. Responsible to supervise all programs and staff of the District and to implement Board policy and follow Board directives. Consistent with Board policies and directives, the Superintendent may delegate responsibility to subordinates as appropriate.




The chief financial officer of the District. (See Bylaw 0170)




The Vice-President of the Board of Education. (See Bylaw 0170)




A vote at a meeting of the Board of Education. The law requires that Board members must be physically present in order to have their vote officially recorded in the Board minutes.

Citations to Michigan Compiled Laws (M.C.L.) are shown as M.C.L. followed by the Section Number (e.g., M.C.L. 380.1438). Citations to the Michigan Administrative Code are prefaced A.C. Rule (e.g., A.C. Rule R380.221). Citations to the Federal Register are noted as FR, to the Code of Federal Regulations as C.F.R., and to the United States Code as U.S.C.

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