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Code No.  206.3

A board secretary-treasurer may be appointed from employees, other than a position requiring a teaching certificate, or from the public.  To finalize the appointment, the board secretary-treasurer will take the oath of office during the meeting at which the individual was appointed or no later than ten days thereafter. It is the responsibility of the board to evaluate the board secretary-treasurer annually.

It is the responsibility of the board secretary-treasurer, as custodian of school district records, to preserve and maintain the records and documents pertaining to the business of the board; to keep complete minutes of special and regular board meetings, including closed sessions; to keep a record of the results of regular and special elections; to keep an accurate account of school funds; to sign warrants drawn on the school funds after board approval; and collect data on truant students.  The board secretary-treasurer will also be responsible for filing the required reports with the Iowa Department of Education.

In the event the board secretary-treasurer is unable to fulfill the responsibilities set out by the board and the law, The superintendent will appoint someone to assume those duties until the board secretary-treasurer is able to resume the responsibility or a new board secretary-treasurer is appointed.  The board secretary-treasurer will give bond in an amount set by the board.  The cost of the bond will be paid by the school district.

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 64; 279.3, .5, .7, .32, .33, .35; 291.2-.4, .6-.8, .10-.11; 299.10, .16 (2009).

                                    281 I.A.C. 12.3(1).

Cross Reference:          202.2   Oath of Office

                                    206.4   Treasurer

                                    210.1   Annual Meeting

                                    215      Board of Directors' Records

                                    501.10 Truancy - Unexcused Absences

                                    707.1   Secretary's Reports

                                    708      Care, Maintenance and Disposal of School District Records


Initially Approved 03-08-1999             Last Reviewed 02-25-2008             Last Revision 02-23-2004


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