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ADMINISTRATION IN THE ABSENCE OF POLICY

Code No.  209.5

When there is no board policy in existence to provide guidance on a matter, the superintendent is authorized to act appropriately under the circumstances surrounding the situation keeping in mind the educational philosophy and financial condition of the school district.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to inform the board of the situation and the action taken and to document the action taken.  If needed, the superintendent will draft a proposed policy for the board to consider.


 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code § 279.8 (2009).

                                      281 I.A.C. 12.3(2).

 

Cross Reference:          200.3   Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

                                      209      Board of Directors' Management Procedures

                                      302.4   Superintendent Duties

                                      304      Policy Implementation

Initially Approved 03-08-1999       Last Reviewed 02-25-2008         Last Revision                          

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