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00151.1 Annual Board Reorganization Meeting

The School Board shall hold an annual reorganization meeting on or within thirty (30) days after the fourth Monday in April. The meeting shall be called to order by the ranking officer of the preceding Board who shall serve as presiding officer until the election of the Board President.


0152 Officers

The Board shall elect, from among its members, a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and a Clerk. Such election shall occur on or within thirty (30) days after the fourth (4th) Monday in April.


  120.43, Wis. Stats.


A President, Vice-President, Clerk and Treasurer shall be elected by the Board to serve for one (1) year. The President and Vice-President may not be eligible for more than two (2) consecutive one (1)-year terms.


Officers shall serve for one (1) year and until their respective successors are elected and shall qualify. An officer may be removed for cause by a majority vote of the full Board.


The Board shall, in addition to other statutory requirements:


  A. designate depositories for school funds;


  B. designate those persons authorized to sign checks, contracts, agreements, and purchase orders;


  C. designate a day, place, and time for regular meetings which shall be held at least once every month;


D.     designate an administrator to assume the specified responsibilities of the Secretary.


  120.10, 120.15 et seq., Wis. Stats.




  Board officers will be nominated and elected in the following order: president, vice-president, treasurer, clerk.


Ballots: The Board secretary will prepare paper ballots to be used in the nomination and election process. Board members will be listed alphabetically by last name.

  Nomination: Each Board member shall receive one (1) ballot for the purpose of nominating an officer. The secretary will collect the ballots and identify the nominees.

Election:      Each Board member will receive one (1) ballot for the purpose of electing a Board officer. There is no provision for absentee ballots. After each round of voting, the secretary will collect the ballots and read the total votes received by each candidate. Voting will continue, with separate ballots each round, until one (1) nominee has a simple majority of votes. Any nominee may ask that his or her name be removed from consideration before ballots are distributed for each round of voting.


0155 Committees

  Committees of Board members shall, when specifically charged to do so by the Board, conduct studies, make recommendations to the Board and act in an advisory capacity, but shall not take action on behalf of the Board.


All committees shall comply with the Open Meetings Law by providing notices of each meeting, posting the time and date, place, subject matter of the proposed meeting, and any matter intended for the consideration at the contemplated closed meeting pursuant to 19.84(2)(3), Wis. Stats. In addition, committee meetings may provide for a period of public participation, and recording appropriate minutes of the meeting. A committee may conduct a closed meeting providing it is for one of the purposes described in Bylaw 0167 and the committee abides by all requirements for the conduct of a closed meeting.


  The President is authorized to appoint as soon after the Annual Reorganizational meeting as practicable, members of the Board to standing committees where they shall serve a term of one (1) year.


 Ad hoc committees may be created and changed at any time by the President or the Superintendent with the approval of the Board.


  Members of ad hoc committees shall serve until the committee is discharged.


The Superintendent shall serve as an ex-officio member of each committee.


  A member may request (or refuse) appointment to a committee.


  Refusal to serve on any one committee shall not be grounds for failure to appoint a member to another committee.

Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009

Reviewed: February 14, 2014

Revised:  February 8, 2016

Nathan Marinan,
Feb 9, 2016, 12:17 PM