West Clermont Local School District
Bylaws & Policies





The Board of Education shall make such rules and regulations as are necessary for its governance and the governance of its employees and students, and of its grounds or premises by adopting bylaws and policies for the organization and operation of this Board and this School District. R.C. 3313.20


Those bylaws and policies which are not dictated by the statutes or rules of the State Board of Education or ordered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, or a court of competent authority may be adopted, amended, and repealed at any meeting of the Board, provided the proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal shall have been proposed at a previous Board meeting and, once proposed,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 equivalent to that for adoption, amendment, or repeal 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 District.


Bylaws shall be adopted, amended, repealed, or suspended by an affirmative vote of three (3) members. Policies shall be adopted, amended, or repealed by an affirmative vote of three (3) members.


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 published in the Board policy manual. Any policy or part of a policy that is superseded by a term in a negotiated agreement shall no longer be in force and effect as a policy.


The Board may adopt, amend, or repeal rules of order for its own operation by simple resolution of the Board passed by a majority of those present and voting.





The Board shall exercise its executive power by the appointment of a Superintendent of Schools, hereinafter referred to as "Superintendent", for a term not longer than five (5) years. R.C. 3319.01


The Superintendent shall enforce the statutes of Ohio, rules of the State Board, and the policies of this Board. R.C. 3319.01


The Superintendent shall prepare guidelines for the administration of the District which are consistent with statutes, regulations of the State Board, or the policies of this Board. (See Policy 1230.01)


Such administrative guidelines shall be binding on the employees and the students of this District 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.





The Board of Education may assume jurisdiction over any dispute or controversy arising within the District and concerning any matter in which authority has been vested in the Board by statute, rule, a contract, or policy of this Board.



In furtherance of its adjudicatory function, the Board may hold hearings which shall offer the parties to a dispute, on notice duly given, a fair and impartial forum for the resolution of the matter. R.C. 9.84



Beyond the basic requirements of due process, a hearing may vary in form and content in line with the severity of the consequences which may flow from it, the degree of difficulty of establishing findings of fact from conflicting evidence, and the impact of the Board's decision on the School District.

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