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Novato USD |  BB  9140  Board Bylaws

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The Board of Education recognizes that effective performance of its community leadership responsibilities may require its participation in district or community committees on matters of concern to the district and its students. As needed, the Board may appoint any of its members to serve as its representative on a Board or district appointed committee or on a committee of another public agency or organization of which the Board or district is a member or to which the Board is invited to participate.

(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

(cf. 9270 - Conflict of Interest)

(cf. 9320 - Meetings and Notices)

When making such appointments, the Board shall clearly specify, on a case-by-case basis, what authority and responsibilities are involved. Board representatives shall not grant district support or endorsement for any activity without prior Board approval.

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

(cf. 9200 - Limits of Board Member Authority)

If a committee discusses a topic on which the Board has taken a position, the Board member may express that position as a representative of the Board. When contributing individual ideas or opinions on other topics, he/she shall make it clear that he/she is speaking as an individual, not on behalf of the Board.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 9010 - Public Statements)

(cf. 9130 - Board Committees)

At its annual organizational meeting, the Board shall designate one Board member as its representative to elect members to the county committee on school district organization. (Education Code 35023)

The Board shall provide the representative with nominees to this committee.

A Board member is eligible to serve as a member of the county committee on school district organization. (Education Code 4007)

(cf. 9100 - Organization)

Legal Reference:


4000-4014 County committees on school district organization

35020-35046 School district officers and agents (power of governing board to employ or appoint)

35160 Authority of governing boards


54952.2 Meetings

Management Resources:


California Department of Education District Organization Handbook, 2010


adopted: May 6, 2008 Novato, California

revised: August 16, 2011

revised: May 6, 2014