Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

0170 - DUTIES

0171

Review of Policy

 
 

The Board of Education will evaluate how policies have been implemented and their general effectiveness. It will rely on the school staff, students, and community to provide evidence of the effect of the policies it has adopted.

 
 

The Superintendent shall continually call to the Board's attention all policies that need revision. After a period of three (3) years from the date of the Board's approval or last modification of a policy, the Superintendent shall notify the Board if the policy is out of date, seems unnecessary, or has proven ineffective, or whether it is in need of modification or repeal for any other reason.

 
 

Nothing above shall be construed to prohibit the Superintendent from alerting the Board to more urgent reasons to modify, or repeal policy, especially when action is necessary to reflect changes in applicable State or Federal law.

 
 

The Board directs the Superintendent to recall all policy and regulations manuals periodically for purposes of administrative updating and Board review.

 
 

The Superintendent is further directed to identify and undertake the correction of technical or formatting errors found in the policy and regulations manuals. Such correction shall be limited to non-substantive matters that do not affect the intent, meaning and/or operation of the policy or regulation. Upon completion of the technical and formatting corrections, the Superintendent shall provide a brief summary of the corrections to the Board for review. Should the Board determine that a correction is substantive in nature, it must take formal action to adopt the amendments to the policy or regulation. It is hereby determined that legal references or citations contained in Board policies are of a non-substantive nature such that they may be updated and/or corrected by the Superintendent as appropriate, and in a manner consistent with this paragraph.

 

The Superintendent is further directed to identify and undertake the correction of technical or formatting errors found in the policy and regulations manuals. Such correction shall be limited to non-substantive matters that do not affect the intent, meaning and/or operation of the policy or regulation. Upon completion of the technical and formatting corrections, the Superintendent shall provide a brief summary of the corrections to the Board for review. Should the Board determine that a correction is substantive in nature, it must take formal action to adopt the amendments to the policy or regulation. It is hereby determined that legal references or citations contained in Board policies are of a non-substantive nature such that they may be updated and/or corrected by the Superintendent as appropriate, and in a manner consistent with this paragraph.

 

0173

Board Officers

 
 

A.

The President of the Board of Education shall:

 
 

1.

preside at all public meetings of the Board;

 
 

2.

call special meetings of the Board;

 
 

3.

appoint all committees;

 
 

4.

sign notes, minutes, conveyances, contracts, and other legal instruments for which the signature of the President is called;

 
 

5.

assist in the preparation of the Board agenda.

 
 

B.

The Vice-President shall assume and discharge the duties of the President in his/her absence, disability, or disqualification.

0175.1

School Board Conferences, Conventions, and Workshops

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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 County within budgetary limits.

 
 

A Board member who attends a conference held by an association of public officials and employees may accept a meal, or attend a reception or open house, the cost of which is financed by a private party so long as the meal, reception, or open house is: (1) of an ordinary, routine character; (2) at an educational or informational event; and (3) open to all of the public officials and employees attending the event. A Board member is prohibited from improperly using his/her position to secure the donation of the cost of a meal, reception, or open house at a conference of an association of public officials and employees to which s/he or his/her Board belongs, while the Board member is simultaneously engaged in governmental business or regulatory activity directly affecting the related interests of the person solicited.

 

0175.2

West Virginia School Board Association and the National School Board Association

 
 

The Board, upon approval by a majority vote of its members, may join the West Virginia School Board Association and the National School Board Association and may pay the dues prescribed by the associations. WV Code 18-5-4(g)

 
 

Adopted 6/1/10