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200.1 Organization of the Board of Directors

Code No. 200.1


The Grinnell-Newburg Community School District board is authorized by and derives its organization from Iowa law. The board will consist of seven board members (4 director districts and 3 at large). Board members are elected by the voters within the boundaries of the School District.

The board is organized for the purpose of setting policy and providing general direction for the school district. The board will hold its organizational meeting each year at the first regular meeting following the canvass of votes. The retiring board will transfer materials, including the board policy manual, and responsibility to the new board.

The organizational meeting allows the outgoing board to approve minutes of its previous meetings, complete unfinished business and review the school election results. The retiring board will adjourn and the new board will then begin. The board secretary will administer the oath of office to the newly-elected board members. The board secretary will preside while the new board elects the president and vice president of the new board. 


NOTE: Iowa law establishes the organizational meeting at the first regular meeting following the canvass of votes.

Board members elected at a general election must qualify at or  before the organizational meeting.

Legal Reference:     Iowa Code §§ 274.2; 275.23A; 277.23, .28, .31; 279.1, .5, .7, .8 , .33. 
281 I.A.C. 12.3(2). 
Cross Reference:     202     Board of Directors Members 
206.1     President 
206.2     Vice-President 
210     Board of Directors' Meetings 


Approved: 07/09/08

Reviewed: 08/28/18

Revised: 04/27/22