Glenbard Township High School District 87
Board of Education
Board Policy Development
School Board governance requires written policies. Written policies ensure legal compliance, establish board processes, articulate District ends, delegate authority, and define operating limits. Board policies also provide the process for monitoring progress toward district ends.
Anyone may propose new policies, changes to existing policies, or elimination of existing policies. Staff suggestions should be processed through the Superintendent. Suggestions from all others may be made to the Board President or Superintendent.
A Board Policy Committee will consider all policy suggestions, and provide information and recommendations to the Board.
The Superintendent is responsible for (1) providing relevant policy information and data to the Board, (2) notifying those who will be affected by a proposed policy and obtaining their advice and suggestions, and (3) having policy recommendations drafted into written form for Board deliberation.
The Superintendent shall seek the counsel of the school attorney when appropriate.
Policy Adoption and Dissemination
Policies or policy revisions will not be adopted at the Board meeting at which they are first introduced, except when appropriate for a consent agenda because no Board discussion is required, or to meet emergency conditions or special events. Further Board consideration will be given at a subsequent meeting(s) and after opportunity for community input.
The School Board policies are available for public inspection in the administrative office during regular office hours. Copy requests should be made under the District’s Access to Public Records Policy.
Board Policy Review and Evaluation
The School Board will monitor its policies and consider whether any modifications are required. The Board may use an annual policy review calendar.
The Board will support the Superintendent’s reasonable interpretation of School Board policy. As necessary, the Board will review policy and consider the need for further clarification.
In the absence of School Board policy, the Superintendent is authorized to take appropriate action.
Suspension of Policies
The Board, by a majority vote of members present any meeting, may temporarily suspend a board policy not established by law or contract. The failure to suspend with a specific motion does not invalidate the Board action
Board Review of Administrative Procedures
The Superintendent should notify and provide a copy to the Board of Education any new or modified administrative procedures. The Board retains the right to direct the Superintendent to make changes.
LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/10-20.5.
CROSS REF.: 2:150, 3:40, 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment)
ADOPTED: August 9, 1999
REVIEWED: November 21, 2005