Tippecanoe School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies






Formation of Policy


The School Board shall adopt bylaws and policies for the organization and operation of this Board and the Corporation.


The bylaws and policies may be adopted, amended, and repealed at any meeting of the Board, provided the proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal shall have been proposed at a previous Board meeting and, once proposed, shall have remained on the agenda of each succeeding Board meeting until approved or rejected except that the Board may, upon a vote and where compelling reasons exist, cause to suspend at any time the operation of a bylaw or policy herein contained, provided the suspension does not conflict with law, and such suspension shall terminate at the next meeting of the Board or at such earlier time as is specified in the motion to suspend.


These bylaws and policies may be adopted or amended at a single meeting of the Board in an emergency. An emergency shall be defined for purposes of this rule as any situation or set of circumstances which the Board has reason to believe will close the schools or jeopardize the safety or welfare of the students or employees of the Corporation.


Any resolution adopted under emergency conditions shall expire automatically at the first public meeting of the Board following the abatement of the emergency unless the Board moves to adopt said resolution in final form.


Bylaws shall be adopted, amended, repealed, or suspended by a two-thirds (2/3's) vote of the full Board (physically present). Policies shall be adopted, amended, or repealed by a majority vote of the full Board (physically present). (Two-thirds (2/3's) of a seven [7] member Board is five [5] members. The Board reserves the right to waive any policy in unique situations by a majority vote)


The adoption, modification, repeal, or suspension of a Board bylaw or policy shall be recorded in the minutes of the Board. All bylaws and policies shall be printed in the Board policy manual. Any policy or part of a policy that is superseded shall no longer be in force and effect as a policy. The Board may review, adopt, amend, or repeal administrative rules of order for its own operation by simple resolution of the Board passed by a majority of those present and voting.


I.C. 20-26-3, 20-26-5-4, 20-26-5-5






Selection of Superintendent


The School Board shall exercise its executive power in part by the appointment of a Superintendent who shall enforce the statutes of the State of Indiana, administrative guidelines of the State School Board, and the policies of this Board.



Administrative Guidelines


The Superintendent shall prepare guidelines for the administration of the School Corporation which are consistent with statutes, regulations of the State Board, and the policies of this Board.


Such administrative guidelines shall be binding on the employees and the students of this Corporation when issued.


The Superintendent shall be delegated the authority to take necessary action in circumstances not provided for in Board policy, provided that such action shall be reported to the Board at the next meeting following such action.


I.C. 20-26-5-4





The Board shall serve as final authority within the School Corporation to settle any controversial issue which cannot be resolved through regularly constituted administrative channels.


I.C. 20-26-3, 20-26-504, 20-26-5-5, 36-1-7