2420 - Adoption of Policies
Policies may be proposed for adoption, amendment or repealed at any board meeting by any member of the board or by the superintendent. A request to place the proposed policy on the agenda must be made in accordance with board policy.
Policies introduced and recommended to the board will not be adopted until a subsequent meeting. Thus, time will be given to permit further study and also to give an opportunity for interested parties to react. However, temporary approval may be granted by the board in lieu of formal policy to meet emergency conditions or special events which will take place before formal action can be taken.
During discussion of a policy proposal, the views of the public, parents, students and staff will be considered. Amendments may be proposed by board members. An amendment will not require that the policy go through an additional reading except as the board determines that the amendment needs further study and that an additional reading would be desirable. The board must adopt by majority vote and the superintendent must record the policy in the minutes of the board meeting in order for the policy to be considered official board policy.
Unless otherwise specified by the board, a policy is effective as of the date it is adopted by the board.
No policy formally adopted by the board of education may be revised or rescinded except by majority vote in accordance with policy 2342, Voting Methods.
Legal References: G.S. 115C-36
Cross References: Board Meetings Agenda (policy 2330), Voting Methods (policy 2342), Policy Review and Evaluation (policy 2440)