Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

0170 - DUTIES

0171

Officers

   

0171.1

President

   
 

The President of the Board shall:

   
 

A.

preside at meetings of the Board;

     
 

B.

cause an action to be prosecuted in the name of the District on the Treasurer's bond in case of breach of a condition of the bond;

     
 

C.

perform other duties appropriate to the office of the President.

     
 

M.C.L. 380.121

   

0171.2

Vice-President

   
 

The Vice-President of the Board shall:

   
 

A.

preside at meetings of the Board when the President is not able to attend;

     
 

B.

perform other duties appropriate to the office of Vice-President as the Board determines;

   
     
 

C.

in case of a vacancy in the office of President, succeed to the office of President for the balance of the unexpired term.

     
 

M.C.L. 380.122

   

0171.3

Secretary

   
 

The Secretary of the Board shall:

   
 

A.

sign the minutes of meetings, orders, resolutions, and other proceedings of the Board in proper record books;

     
 

B.

be the chief election officer of the District with authority to delegate election duties to a member of the administrative staff;

     
 

C.

perform other duties required by law or by the Board of Education.

     
 

M.C.L. 380.123, 380.242

   

0171.4

Treasurer

   
 

The Treasurer of the Board shall:

   
 

A.

pay out funds for the purposes specified by law, or, in the case of gifts or donations for the purposes for which the money is given or donated, on proper orders signed by the secretary and countersigned by the President of the Board;

     
 

B.

perform other duties the Board may prescribe in its bylaws relating to the administration of School District funds.

     
 

M.C.L. 380.123, 380.125, 380.241, 380.243, 380.1221

   

0172

Legal Counsel

   
 

It shall be the duty of the legal counsel to advise the Board and the Superintendent and others as designated by the Superintendent on specific legal problems submitted by the Superintendent and to make such recommendations as required. The legal counsel shall also represent the Board as required under law. (M.C.L. 380.1253)

   

0173

Independent Auditor

   
 

The independent auditor shall:

   
 

A.

examine the balance sheet of the District at the close of its fiscal year and the related statements of transactions in the various funds for the fiscal year then ended;

     
 

B.

conduct such examination in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and to include such tests of the accounting records and such other auditing procedures as are necessary in the circumstances;

     
 

C.

render an opinion of the financial statements prepared at the close of the fiscal year;

     
 

D.

make such recommendations to the Board concerning its accounting records, procedures, and related activities as may appear necessary or desirable;

     
 

E.

perform such other related services as may be requested by the Board.

   

0174

Reports

   
 

The Board shall publish a financial report and an annual report as required by law. In addition the Board shall publish other reports it deems necessary to keep the community and governmental authorities adequately informed about the operation of the District.

   
 

M.C.L. 380.246, 380.1203, 380.1204, 380.1213

   

0175

Association Memberships

   
 

The Board of Education may maintain membership in the National and State School Boards Association and shall take part in the activities of these groups.

   
 

The Board may also maintain institutional memberships in other educational organizations which the Superintendent and Board find to be of benefit to members and District personnel.

   
 

The materials and other benefits of these memberships will be distributed and used to the best advantage of the Board and staff.

   

0175.1

School Board Conference, Conventions, and Workshops

   
 

The Board recognizes the value of membership and attendance at conferences and meetings at the local, County, State, and National level.

   
 

Attendance at local, County, and State workshops and conferences is encouraged.

   
 

Each Board member is expected to report back to the Board after attending a conference at District expense.

   
 

Travel and personal expenses of spouse, children, or other guest traveling with a Board member shall be the responsibility of the Board member or of the individual. Expenses for convention functions attended as a group will be borne by the District within budgetary limits.

   
 

If approved, the following are reimbursable upon submission of receipts and documentation:

   
 

A.

conference registration fees

     
 

B.

transportation plane, train or automobile, including buses, taxis and limousines

     
 

C.

mileage at the Board approved rate

     
 

D.

toll charges and parking

     
 

E.

lodging (In most instances reimbursement will be limited to the conference rate, however, exceptions may be made in extenuating circumstances as determined by the Treasurer.)

     
 

F.

meals

     
 

1.

the maximum per-day/per-meal allowance/stipend (includes up to a twenty percent (20%) gratuity) for all travel, is:

     
   

Brunch/Breakfast $10

   

Lunch $14

   

Dinner $18

     
 

2.

official conference banquets will be reimbursed at actual cost

     
 

G.

phone calls for District business and reasonable calls home

     
 

The President of the Board will regularly receive a record of Board member attendance at conferences.

   
 

Revised 11/16/15

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