202 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS

202.1 QUALIFICATIONS

Code No.  202.1

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Serving on the board of directors is an honor and privilege.  Its rewards are respect from the community, students, and employees and the satisfaction from knowing each board member contributed to the success of the children in the school district community.  Only those who are willing to put forth the effort to care and to make a difference should consider running for a position on the board.

Individuals who are willing to serve on the board believe public education is important, support the democratic process, willingly devote time and energy to board work, respect educators and have the ability to examine the facts and make a decision.  The board believes an individual considering a position on the school board should possess these characteristics.

Citizens wanting to run for a position on the board must be a citizen of the school district, an eligible elector of the district and free from a financial conflict of interest with the position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 63; 68B; 277.4, .27; 279.7A (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:           201    Board of Directors' Elections

                                    202.4  Vacancies

                                    203    Board of Directors' Conflict of Interest

 

 

 

 

Approved        08/23/94          Reviewed         10/23/97; 9/16/02; 9/12/07; 9/11/12; 9/19/17          Revised               

                                                                   

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

202.2 OATH OF OFFICE

Code No.  202.2

 

 

OATH OF OFFICE

Board members are officials of the state.  As a public official, each board member must pledge to uphold the Iowa and the United States Constitution and carry out the responsibilities of the office to the best of the board member's ability.

Each newly-elected board member will take the oath of office prior to any action taken as a school official.  The oath of office shall be taken by each new board member elected at the school election at or before the organizational meeting of the board.  In the event of an appointment or special election to fill a vacancy, the new board member will take the oath of office within ten days of the appointment or election.

Board members elected to offices of the board will also take the same oath of office but replacing the office of board member with the title of the office to which they were elected.

The oath of office is administered by the board secretary and does  not need to be given at a board meeting.  In the event the board secretary is absent, the is administered by another board member.

"Do you solemnly swear that you will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the state of Iowa, and that you will faithfully and impartially to the best of your ability discharge the duties of the office of (naming the office) in the Morning Sun Community School District as now and hereafter required by law?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 277.28; 279.1 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:          200.1  Organization of the Board of Directors

                                   201    Board of Directors' Elections

 

 

 

Approved        08/23/94          Reviewed         10/23/97; 9/16/02; 9/12/07; 9/11/12; 9/19/17          Revised            02.10.09              

                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

202.3 TERM OF OFFICE

Code No.  202.3

 

 

TERM OF OFFICE

Board members elected for a full term at a regularly scheduled school election in September, of odd-numbered years, serve for four years.  Board members appointed to fill a vacant position will serve until the next scheduled school election.  A board member elected to fill a vacancy will serve out the unexpired term.

Being a board member is a unique opportunity for a citizen to participate on a governing board of the school district.  Eligible board members are encouraged to consider running for more than one term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 69.12; 274.7; 279.6-.7 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:           201    Board of Directors' Elections

                                    202.1  Qualifications

                                    202.4  Vacancies

 

 

Approved        08/23/94          Reviewed         10/23/97; 9/16/02; 9/12/07; 9/11/12; 9/19/17          Revised            02/10/09             

                                                                    

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

202.4 VACANCIES

Code No.  202.4

                                                                      

VACANCIES

A vacancy occurs as provided by law, which includes but is not limited to when a board members dies, resigns or leaves office, or fails to reside in the school district or director district.

If a vacancy occurs prior to the expiration of a term of office, the vacancy will be filled by board appointment within thirty days of the vacancy.  The board shall publish notice stating that the board intends to fill the vacancy by appointment, but the electors of the school district have the right to file a petition within 14 days of the publication of the notice requiring the vacancy be filled by a special election.

A person appointed to fill a vacancy shall hold office until a successor is elected and qualified at the next regular school election, unless there is an intervening special election for the school district, in which event a successor shall be elected at the intervening special election.

If the board is unable to fill a vacancy by appointment within thirty days after the vacancy occurs, or if a valid petition is submitted, the board secretary will call a special election to be held no sooner than sixty days and not later than seventy days after the vacancy occurred.  A board member elected at the special election will serve the remaining portion of the unexpired term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:          Good v. Crouch, 397 N.W.2d 757 (Iowa 1986).

                                      Board of Directors of Grimes Independent School Dist. v. County Board of Public Instruction of Polk Co., 257 Iowa 106, 131   

                                           N.W.2d 802 (1965).

                                     Board of Directors of Menlo Consol. School Dist. v. Blakesburg, 240 Iowa 910, 36 N.W.2d 751 (1949).

                                    Iowa Code §§  69; 277.28-.29; 279.6-.7 (1993).

                                    Iowa Code § 279.7 (Supp. 1993).

                                    1944 Op. Att'y Gen. 39.

 

 

Cross Reference:        201    Board of Directors' Elections

                                    202    Board of Directors Members

                                    202.3  Term of Office

 

 

Approved        08/23/94          Reviewed         10/23/97; 9/16/02; 9/12/07; 9/11/12; 9/19/17           Revised            02/10/09                                                                                           

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS