Nomination & Election of Board President
Per Policy 1210 President Janice Watts will relinquish the gavel to Board Secretary, Michael Green, who will call for nominations from the board, for board president. Once elected, the secretary will turn the meeting back to the new board president.
Policy 1220 outlines the Responsibilities of the Board President:
The President shall preside at all meetings of the board and sign all papers and documents as required by law or as authorized by action of the board. The President shall conduct the meetings in the manner prescribed by the board's policies, provided that the President shall have the full right to participate in all aspects of board action without relinquishing the President, including the right to vote on all matters put to a vote.
It shall be the responsibility of the board President to manage the board's deliberation so that it shall be clear, concise, and directed to the issue at hand; summarize discussion and/or action before moving on to the next agenda item; and to generally manage the meeting so that the agenda is treated in an expeditious manner.
The President shall be the official recipient of correspondence directed to the board and shall provide, or cause to be provided to other board members and the superintendent, copies of the correspondence received on behalf of the board.
The President is authorized to consult with the superintendent on issues prior to presentation to the full board and perform tasks to facilitate board meetings.
In dealing with the media and the public in general, the President or his/her designee will serve as the spokesperson of the board. The President is authorized to report and discuss those actions which have been taken and those decisions made by the board as a body. The President shall avoid speculating upon actions or decisions which the board may take but has not yet taken.
The President shall confer with the superintendent regarding board meetings, study sessions, and board retreat planning.