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La Canada USD |  BB  9010  Board Bylaws

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The Governing Board recognizes the rights of Board members to freely express their views and encourages open discussion of issues during the Board meeting. The Board believes that effective Board members have a responsibility to express themselves, whether in agreement or disagreement with the Board majority, in ways that fairly represent the Board's decisions and directions, and that promote the Board's ability to govern the district.

When speaking to community groups, the media, or other members of the public, individual Board members should recognize that their statements may be perceived as reflecting the views and positions of the Board. Board members have a responsibility to identify personal viewpoints as such and not as the viewpoint of the Board.

All public statements authorized to be made on behalf of the Board shall be made by the Board president or, if appropriate, by the Superintendent or other designated representative. Such authorization shall be by Board action during a Board meeting. Should the timeliness of that statement preclude a Board consensus the president would be authorized to issue such statement upon the review and consent of one Board member designated on a rotating basis starting with the vice president, clerk, most senior, and newest member last.

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

(cf. 9200 - Board Members

Legal Reference:


35010 Control of district; prescription and enforcement of rules


6250-6270 California Public Records Act

54960 Actions to stop or prevent violation of meeting provisions

54963 Confidential information in closed session

Management Resources:




readopted: March 26, 2013 La Ca𠣡 Flintridge, California