ANSWER: Though AASB does not have a specific policy regarding censure in our model manual, it is mentioned in the policy 9011 as an option for […]Continue reading »
Can a board be polled, either by phone or email, on an action item if it has been discussed at a prior meeting?
Answer: The only things the board can be polled on outside of a properly posted, and convened meeting of the board, are the date/time/location of […]Continue reading »
Our board has a vacant seat right now, so there is the potential for a tied vote. What are the school board’s procedures when it comes to breaking a tie when voting?
Answer: Most school boards utilize Robert’s Rules when running their meetings, and in Robert’s Rules, a tie is a failed vote. For example, say a 5 […]Continue reading »
Due to a resignation, we had to fill our Vice President’s seat. Do we have to reorganize the entire board?
ANSWER: The quick answer is no, you do not. You can simply fill the seat that has been vacated. A bit more about reorganizing the […]Continue reading »
Ask AASB: When adopting or updating a policy, are motions required for both the first and second readings?
ANSWER: Yes, motions are required. For the first reading, the motion would be to take up the policy for a first reading, and does require a […]Continue reading »
Ask AASB: Can reserve funds the district has set aside in a capital improvement fund be transferred to our reserve fund if it needed for other items?
ANSWER: If the CIP fund balance in a district is ALL generated from budget transfers from the general fund, then the district can transfer it back to the general […]Continue reading »