Bylaw - 0130 Functions

REVISED 6/28/04

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The bylaws and policies may be adopted, amended, and repealed at any meeting of the Board, provided the proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal shall have been proposed at a previous Board meeting and, once proposed,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Bylaws shall be adopted, amended, repealed or suspended by a two-thirds (2/3's) vote of the full Board (physically present). Policies shall be adopted, amended, or repealed by a majority vote of the full Board (physically present).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 five (5) member Board is four (4) 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 printed 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 Any policy or part of a policy that is superseded by a term in a negotiated agreement shall no longer be in force and effect as a policy.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 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. 20-26-5-4



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.


The Superintendent shall prepare guidelines for the administration of the School Corporation which are not inconsistent with statutes, regulations of the State Board, or 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 School Board may assume jurisdiction over any dispute or controversy arising within this Corporation 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.

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, the impact of the Board's decision on the School Corporation, and any statutory or regulatory requirements.