The Board of Education shall reserve to itself the function of providing guides for the discretionary action of those to whom it delegates authority. These guides for discretionary action shall constitute the policies governing the operation of the school system. They shall be recorded in writing.
The formulation and adoption of these written policies shall constitute the basic method by which the Board shall exercise its leadership in the operation of the school system. The study and evaluation of reports concerning the execution of its written policies shall constitute the basic method by which the Board shall exercise its control over the operation of the school system.
The formal adoption of policies shall be recorded in the minutes of the Board. Only those written statements so adopted and so recorded shall be regarded as official Board policy. All policies shall remain in force until such policies are changed by action of the Board.
Amendment, Supplementation, Suspension
Written policies and bylaws of the Board may, by majority vote of the Board at any of its meetings, be amended, supplemented or suspended in part.
Accordance with Law
Board policies and bylaws shall comply and be consistent with the laws and regulations of the federal government and the State of New York and shall be revised whenever necessary to bring them into agreement with revised statutes.
Note: Prior policies: Formulation of Policies and Bylaws, 8310; Continuity of Board of Education Policies, 8311
Policy Adopted: November 13, 1972
Amended: February 24, 1997