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209.5 Administration in the Absence of Policy

Code No. 209.5

ADMINISTRATION IN THE ABSENCE OF POLICY

When there is no board policy in existence to provide guidance on a matter, the superintendent is authorized to act appropriately under the circumstances surrounding the situation, keeping in mind the educational philosophy and financial condition of the school district.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to inform the board of the situation and the action taken and to document the action taken. If needed, the superintendent will draft a proposed policy for the board to consider.

Legal Reference:     
Iowa Code § 279.8 (2013).
281 I.A.C. 12.3(2).

Cross Reference:     
200.3  Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
209     Board of Directors' Management Procedures
302.4  Superintendent Duties
304     Policy Implementation

Approved: 07-09-08

Reveiwed: 04-23-14

Revised: 08-13-08