Santa Cruz City Schools | BB 9200 Board Bylaws
Limits Of Board Member Authority
The Governing Board recognizes that the Board is the unit of authority over the district and that a Board member has no individual authority. Board members shall hold the education of students above any partisan principle, group interest, or personal interest.
(cf. 1160 - Political Processes)
(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)
(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)
(cf. 9270 - Conflict of Interest)
(cf. 9323 - Meeting Conduct)
Unless agreed to by the Board as a whole, individual members of the Board shall not exercise any administrative responsibility with respect to the schools or command the services of any school employee. Individual Board members shall submit requests for information to the Superintendent. Board members shall refer Board-related correspondence to the Superintendent for forwarding to the Board or for placement on the Board's agenda, as appropriate.
(cf. 1340 - Access to District Records)
(cf. 9011 - Disclosure of Confidential/Privileged Information)
(cf. 9322 - Agenda/Meeting Materials)
Individual Board members do not have the authority to resolve complaints. Any Board member approached directly by a person with a complaint should refer the complainant to the Superintendent or designee so that the problem may receive proper consideration and be handled through the appropriate district process.
(cf. 1312.1 - Complaints Concerning District Employees)
(cf. 1312.2 - Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials)
(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)
(cf. 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures)
(cf. 3320 - Claims and Actions Against the District)
(cf. 4031 - Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment)
(cf. 6159.1 - Procedural Safeguards and Complaints for Special Education)
The Superintendent or designee shall provide a copy of the state's open meeting laws (Brown Act) to each Board member including student trustees, and to anyone who is elected to the Board but has not yet assumed office. In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall provide to new Board members a copy of the Board Bylaws and any other policies and procedures that assist and inform the new member in performing his/her role as a Board member.
Board members and persons elected to the Board who have not yet assumed office are responsible for complying with the requirements of the Brown Act. (Government Code 54952.1)
7054 Use of district property
35010 Control of district; prescription and enforcement of rules
35292 Visits to schools (Board members)
51101 Rights of parents/guardians
54952.1 Member of a legislative body of a local agency
54952.7 Copies of chapter to members of legislative body
CSBA Professional Governance Standards, 2000
Maximizing School Board Leadership: Boardsmanship, 1996
Bylaw SANTA CRUZ CITY SCHOOLS
adopted: February 23, 2011 Soquel, California