Bylaw - 0131.1 Bylaws and Policies

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The bylaws and policies may be adopted, amended, and repealed at any meeting of the Board, provided the proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal was proposed as a first reading at a previous Board meeting and, once proposed, remained on the agenda of each succeeding Board meeting until approved or rejected.  The Board may, upon a vote and where compelling reasons exist, suspend at any time the operation of a current bylaw or policy, 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Bylaws shall be adopted, amended, repealed or suspended by a two-thirds (2/3's) vote of the full Board (physically present). Policies shall be adopted, amended, or repealed by a majority vote of the full Board (physically present).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 available on the Carmel Clay Schools District website.  Any policy or part of a policy that is superseded by a term in a negotiated agreement shall no longer be in force and effect as a policy.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

Revised 6/28/04
Revised 6/3/13