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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. Board members are elected by director districts and at-large. 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. Boards are no longer required to hold their organizational meeting at a special meeting on the first Monday after the election. Because of the change, it is possible that a board's organizational meeting may be held as late as October. There is no longer the requirement that members elected at a regular election qualify within 10 days. However, members either elected at a special election or appointed to fill a vacancy must still qualify within 10 days.

Legal Reference:
Iowa Code §§ 274.2; 275.23A; 277.23, .28, .31; 279.1, .5, .7, .8 , .33 (2013).

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: 8/13/08