003.  FUNCTIONS - Pg.

003.  FUNCTIONS

Section 1.    Legislative

        SC 301, 407, 510,

                511

        Pol. 000

The Board shall exercise its rule-making power by adopting Board procedures and policies for the organization and operation of the District. Those procedures and policies which are not dictated by the statutes, or regulations of the State Board, or ordered by a court of competent authority may be adopted, amended or repealed at any meeting of the Board, provided the proposed adoption, amendment or repeal has been proposed at a previous Board meeting and has remained on the agenda of each succeeding Board meeting until approved or rejected; changes in a proposed Board procedure or policy, except for minor editorial revisions, at the second reading shall cause that reading to constitute a first reading.

The Board may, upon a majority vote, cause to suspend at any time the operation of a Board procedure or policy, provided the suspension does not conflict with legal requirements; such suspension shall be effective until the next meeting of the Board, unless an earlier time is specified in the motion to suspend.

Board procedures shall be adopted, amended or repealed by a majority vote of the Board.

        Pol. 006

Board policies shall be adopted, amended or repealed by a majority vote of the Board.

        Pol. 007

The adoption, modification, repeal or suspension of a Board procedure or policy shall be recorded in the minutes of the Board meeting. All current procedures and policies shall be maintained in the Board Policy Manual and disseminated appropriately.

Section 2.    Executive

        SC 508, 1001

The Board shall exercise its executive power by the appointment of a District Superintendent, who shall enforce the statutes of the Commonwealth, the regulations of the State Board of Education, the policies of the Board, and all other applicable laws and regulations.

        Pol. 000

The Superintendent shall be responsible for the preparation of administrative guidelines or regulations for the operation of the District that are not inconsistent with state and federal statutes or regulations; are dictated by the policies of this Board; are binding on District employees and students when issued; and shall be submitted to the Board for review. The Board reserves the right to alter or rescind any such guideline or regulation.

The Superintendent shall be delegated the authority to take necessary action in circumstances not provided for in Board policy, provided that such action be reported to the Board at the next meeting.

        65 Pa. C.S.A.         1101 et seq

The Superintendent shall implement a procedure to inform Board members and designated employees of their responsibility under the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (the "Ethics Law").

Whenever responsibility is delegated to the Superintendent or other administrator, it is understood that such individual may designate a representative to act on his/her behalf.

Section 3.    Staff/Superintendent/Board Relations

In the final analysis all employees are responsible to the Board through the Superintendent. Employees are not to take problems or requests to individual Board members. Problems and complaints are to be handled by the person at the immediate and lowest level who can settle the situation to the satisfaction of those concerned. However, matters pertaining to the following should always be directed to the Superintendent:

  1. Application for employment.
  2. Resignation.
  3. Request for sabbatical leave or leave of absence.

  1. Salary problems.
  2. Any serious problem relative to a position or employment. It is expected, however, that every effort will be made to settle problems with the proper principal before referring them to the Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent.

Section 4.    Review

        SC 510, 1126

        et seq

The Board may assume jurisdiction over controversies or disputes arising within this District concerning any matter over which the Board has authority granted by statute or where the Board has retained jurisdiction in contract or policies.

        2 Pa. C.S.A.

        Sec. 551 et seq

In furtherance of its adjudicatory function, the Board may hold hearings in accordance with law which shall offer the parties to a dispute, on notice duly given, a fair and impartial forum for the resolution of the matter.

Subject to the basic requirements of due process, a hearing may vary in form and content in line with the severity of the consequences that may flow from it, the difficulty of establishing findings of fact from conflicting evidence, and the impact of the Board's decision on the District.

School Code

301, 407, 508, 510, 511, 1001, 1126

et seq

PA Statute

2 Pa. C.S.A.

Sec. 551 et seq

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