Board of Trustees
|Patrick A. Hickner||President|
|Ryan J. Allbaugh||Vice President|
|Jon A. Johnson||Secretary|
|Eric E. Johnson||Member|
|C. David Bordner||Member|
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The School Board shall act as the general agent of the State in carrying out the will of the people of the Corporation in the matter of public education. The School Board should fearlessly support those educational philosophies and procedures needed to promote adequate educational experiences for the children of the School Corporation.
The Carroll Consolidated School Corporation is comprised of Monroe, Democrat, Washington, Carrollton, and Burlington townships. An official description is on file in the school corporation office.
The supervision of this Corporation shall be conducted by the School Board, hereinafter sometimes referred to as the "Board," which is constituted and is governed by the laws of the State of Indiana.
The School Board shall be a body corporate, and, as such, capable of suing and being sued, contracting and being contracted with, acquiring, holding, possessing and disposing of real and personal property, and taking and holding in trust for the use and benefit of the Corporation, any grant or devise of land and any donation or bequest of money or other personal property.
The power of this Board extends to those matters expressly granted by statute or those matters which may be necessarily implied from such powers specifically delegated as being necessary to carry them out.
The Board shall retain the power to act, through written policies, neither in situations in which there is no action required by state nor by statutory prohibition to act.
The School Board shall have the management and control of all facilities and programs in the Corporation and the employees, students, and other persons entering upon its premises.
I.C. 20-23-4-26; 20-26-3-2 et seq.; 20-26-5-4
The School Board shall assume jurisdiction over any dispute or controversy arising within this Corporation and concerning any matter in which authority has been vested in the Board by statute, rule, a contract, or policy of this Board.
The formulation of educational policy is one of the significant functions of the Board. It is the wish of the Board that these policies will help to give direction to the total educational program.
The Board policies are statements in general terms. These policies should provide a foundation for the organization of the school system, and a framework within which the Superintendent and staff can carry out their assigned duties.
Policy must distinguished from administrative procedures, which are the various ways the Superintendent and staff carry out Board policy.
Our schools must be dedicated to improving the culture of our society as well as preserving it. Also, our schools must provide for each member of our society so that they become productive and positive members of it. We must remember that all students have different interest and abilities and do our best to provide the education for ALL of them.
Operating within a sound fiscal program, we must strive to make available and implement the best possible educational programs so that we will be able to provide a dynamic education to help our students meet the problems they face now and in the future. We recognize the value of extra curricular activities, but our primary commitment must remain with basic education.
The School Board shall consist of five (5) members.
The School Board is organized under the School Corporation Reorganization Act of 1959 passed by the Indiana General Assembly. Board members shall be elected in the May primary election. The Board will consist of members who reside in each of the five civil townships and districts (Burlington-1, Carrollton-2, Democrat-3, Monroe-4, and Washington-5) at the time of their election and during their term in office. All members are elected as members-at-large. . (I.C.20-23-4-1- et seq.)
The term of each Board member shall be four (4) years starting July 1.
Each newly elected Board member shall take an oath of office as well as other oaths, which may be required for transactions connected with or related to the educational program of the Corporation.
In general, the Board shall use parliamentary procedure in all cases in which it is not inconsistent with statute, administrative code, or these bylaws, or the rules of order of the Board.
Three (3) members present at a meeting shall constitute a quorum, and no business shall be conducted in the absence of a quorum.
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board. In the absence, disability, or disqualification of the President, the Vice President shall act in his/her stead; if neither person is available, any member shall be designated by a plurality of those present to preside. The act of any person so designed shall be legal and binding.
The Board shall hold meetings as determined annually by a resolution of the Board. All meetings shall be scheduled and conducted in compliance with the Indiana Open Door law and other related state statutes.
Special meetings may be held at any time on the call of the President of the Board, or the Superintendent, or by at least two (2) Board members. All meetings shall be scheduled and conducted in compliance with the Indiana Open Door law and other related state statutes. Reasonable notice must be given for a special meeting and notice of the meeting may be given by telephone, mail, or personal contact.
Executive meetings shall be held only for the purpose set forth in the Indiana Open Door law. In keeping with the confidential nature of executive sessions, no member of the Board shall disclose the content of discussions that take place during such sessions.
An agenda for each meeting will be prepared by the Superintendent in consultation with the Board President. A copy of the agenda will be mailed or delivered to Board members. Anyone desiring to address the Board, or to bring matters before it, other than Board members, should arrange in advance with the Superintendent of Schools to have the matter placed on the agenda.
All regular and those special meetings of the Board at which the Board is authorized to perform business shall be conducted in public. No act shall be valid unless approved at a meeting of the Board by a majority vote of the members of the board and a proper record made of the vote. Meetings of the Board shall be public.
Abstentions shall not be counted as votes, but shall be recorded and are deemed to acquiesce in the outcome of the vote.
In case of a tie vote in which an abstention is involved, the motion shall fail for lack of a majority.
The president may vote on all motions.
All actions requiring a vote may be conducted by voice, show of hands, or roll call provided that the vote of each member be recorded. Proxy voting shall not be permitted. Any member may request that the Board be polled.
Records of all Board actions shall be set forth in the official minutes of the Board meeting. The minutes shall be kept on file as the permanent school records of school legislation of the corporation. The Superintendent shall act as custodian of the minutes and shall make them available to any citizens wanting to examine them during usual office hours. Minutes must be approved by the Board and endorsed by individual Board members.
MINUTES from Board meetings are available for review at the administrative office and on the corporation website.
Public Participation and Board Meetings
Meeting of the Board shall be open to the public. Citizens who wish to present any matter of concern to the Board shall make a written request to the Superintendent's office five days prior to the Board meeting. However, the Board may give citizens who have not presented a written request the opportunity to present concerns to the Board. The President shall recognize and allot the citizen appropriate time to present his/her concern.