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206.1 President


It is the responsibility of the Board president to lead a well-organized Board in an efficient and effective manner.  The Board president will set the tone of the Board meetings and, as the representative of the consensus of the Board, speak on behalf of the Board to the public.

The president of the Board shall be elected by a majority vote at the organizational meeting each year to serve a one-year term of office.  A member may be elected to successive one-year terms as president.

The president, in addition to presiding at the Board meetings, shall take an active role in Board decisions by discussing and voting on each motion before the Board in the same manner as other Board members.  However, before making or seconding a motion, the Board president shall turn over control of the meeting to either the vice president or senior Board member.

The Board president has the authority to call special meetings of the Board.  Prior to Board meetings, the Board president shall consult with the Superintendent on the development of the agenda for the meeting.

The Board president, as the chief officer of the District, signs employment contracts and may sign other contracts and school District warrants approved by the Board. The Board president will appear on behalf of the school corporation in causes of action involving the District, unless the Board president must appear individually as a party, in which case, this duty shall be performed by the Secretary.



Legal Reference:     Iowa Code 279.1-.2; 291.1 (1995).


Cross Reference:     200.1  Organization of the Board of Directors

                                    202.2  Oath of Office

                                    206.2  Vice President


Approved:    11/11/96                      Reviewed:             8/00                                Revised: 1/2020