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El Dorado Union HSD |  BB  9230  Board Bylaws

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BOARD CANDIDATE ORIENTATION

The Governing Board desires to provide Board candidates with information that will enable them to understand the responsibilities and expectations of Board membership. The Superintendent or designee shall provide all candidates with general information about school programs, district operations, and Board responsibilities and the county election official's contact information.

(cf. 9200 - Limits of Board Member Authority)

(cf. 9220 - Governing Board Elections)

(cf. 9270 - Disclosure of Confidential/Privileged Information)

The Board encourages all candidates to attend public Board meetings during the period of their candidacy. Candidates have the same access as members of the public to district staff and information.

(cf. 1340 - Access to District Records)

(cf. 9011 - Disclosure of Confidential/Privileged Information)

NEW BOARD MEMBER ORIENTATION

The Board or Superintendent shall convene a meeting to provide an orientation and information to incoming Board members to assist them in understanding the Board's functions, policies, procedures, and protocols, and agreed-upon standards of conduct. Incoming Board members shall also be directed to the district web site for access to the district's Board policies, administrative regulations, and Board bylaws.

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

Upon their election, incoming Board members shall be provided a copy of the Brown Act and informed that, pursuant to Government Code 54952.1, they must conform to the Act's requirements as if they had already assumed office.

The Superintendent may provide incoming Board members with additional background and information regarding the district's vision and goals, operations, and current challenges in areas that include, but are not limited to, student achievement, curriculum, finance, facilities, policy, human resources, and collective bargaining.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

Incoming members are encouraged to attend Board meetings and review agenda materials available to the public in order to become familiar with current issues facing the district. Incoming members also may, at district expense and with approval of the Board, attend workshops and conferences relevant to their individual needs or to the needs of the Board as a whole or the district.

(cf. 9240 - Board Development)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33360 Department of Education and statewide association of school district boards; annual workshops

33362-33263 Reimbursement of expenses; board member or member-elect

ELECTIONS CODE

13307 Candidate's statement

20440 Code of Fair Campaign Practices

GOVERNMENT CODE

54950-54963 The Ralph M. Brown Act, especially;

54952.1 Member of a legislative body

54952.7 Copies of Brown Act to Board members

Management Resources

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

School Board Leadership, 2007

The Brown Act: School Boards and Open Meeting Laws, rev. 2007

Guide to Effective Meetings, 2007

Professional Governance Standards, 2000

Maximizing School Board Leadership, 1996

NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION PUBLICATIONS

Becoming a Better Board Member: A Guide to Effective School Board Service, 2006

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Fair Political Practices Commission: http://www.fppc.ca.gov

National School boards Association: http://www.nsba.org

Bylaw EL DORADO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 23, 1999 Placerville, California

revised: April 14, 2015

reviewed: April 12, 2016