Bylaw - 0150 Organization


The School Board shall organize annually on or before July 15th at a meeting held in accordance with law. The meeting shall be called to order by the ranking officer of the preceding Board who shall serve as presiding officer until the election of a President.


The Board shall elect from its members a President, Vice President, and a Secretary all of whom are separate members. The Board shall also appoint a Treasurer of the Board and of the Corporation who is not the Superintendent or a Board member. Election of officers shall be by a majority of the full Board. Where no such majority exists on the first vote, a second vote shall be cast for the two (2) candidates who received the greatest number of votes.

I.C. 20-26-4-1

Officers shall serve for one (1) year and until their respective successors are elected and shall qualify. An officer may be removed for cause by a majority vote of the full Board. The Board shall fill a vacancy in an office within thirty (30) days of the occurrence of the vacancy.

0154 - MOTIONS

The Board shall, at the organizational meeting:

A.      designate a day, place, and time for regular meetings which shall be held at least once every month;

B.      adopt existing bylaws and policies for its own operation and for operations conducted through the Corporation;

C.      authorize the President of the Board to appoint individual Board members to any necessary committees or as representatives to various organizations;

D.      appoint a legal counsel;

E.       appoint a Board member as legislative liaison to the Indiana School Boards Association.


Committees of Board members shall, when specifically charged to do so by the Board, conduct studies, make recommendations by the Board, and act in an advisory capacity, but shall not take action on behalf of the Board.

Ad hoc committees may be created and charged at any time by the President or a majority of the members present at any meeting at which the need for a committee becomes evident or the Superintendent with the approval of the Board. Members of ad hoc committees shall serve until the committee is discharged.

Committees shall consist of no more than two (2) Board members.

A member may request (or refuse) appointment to a committee. Refusal to serve on any one (1) committee shall not be grounds for failure to appoint a member to another committee.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-1 et seq.