LLS Board Policy 2.9 and 2.10 Revisions Second Reading

LLS Board Policy 2.9 and 2.10 Revisions Second Reading
Posted on 10/30/2017

2.9.   POLICIES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

In accordance with the Public School Code and the  Public Education Department’s, Standards for Excellence, 6.30.2.10-A.1 the Board pof Education shall exercises its leadership in the operation and management of the Los Lunas Schools through the formulation and adoption of policies.

Control of the schools by the School Board shall be exercised through the formation of policies governing the operation of the schools and the work of the Board itself.  The School Board delegates to the Superintendent the determination of the procedures and regulations necessary to operate the schools.  These procedures and regulations must be consistent with Board policy.

The adoption of new policies, the alteration of an exist­ing policy, or the deletion of a policy, is solely the respon­sibility of the Board. A new policy or change to existing policy may be proposed, in writing, by any Board member, any school employee, or any citizen of the Los Lunas School Dis­trict. No policy will be added, deleted, or altered without having been read twice reviewed and considered at two duly-called meetings of the Board held in accordance with the Board-approved Open Meetings Notice Resolution.

Following the second reading, action to adopt the pro­posed policy may be considered at the next meeting. If the Board determines that it is in the best interest of the District to take immediate action, the first reading may be waived in order to adopt, delete, or revise Board policies.

Once a policy is passed, signed, and dated, it becomes the policy and supersedes all previous policies, which it is intended to replace or inconsistent with the new policy.

Board policies may be adopted, deleted, or revised after being reviewed at a previous public meeting of the Board of Education.  If the Board determines that it is in the best interest of the District to take immediate action, the first reading may be waived in order to adopt, delete, or revise Board policies.

In emergency cases situations, in which where action must be taken immediately to prevent or address a critical safety issue, and where an adopted policy does not provide the needed direction, the Superintendent shall have the power to act, but the decision shall be subject to review by the Board.  It shall be the duty of the Superintendent to inform the Board of such action, and, if necessary, of the need for policy development.

The PED Standards for Excellence require the School Board to review District policies on an annual basis, and to revise them as needed. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent to guide the Board in such effort, and to advise the Board from time to time of the need for policy revision so that all Board policies are in conformance with state and federal laws and regulations.  It is the duty of the Board to accept, or reject or modify the Superintendent’s recommendations in conformance consistent with state and federal laws and regulations; and, as it sees fit, to seek external advice.

The Superintendent shall post written notice to district employees of policy changes made by the Board.  Complete, current copies of the School Board’s Policy Manual shall be available at each school’s Aadministration office, in each school library, in each district work site other than schools, in the Superintendent’s Office, in the Public Library and on the District Web Page.  The Aadministration is charged with the responsibility of making the policy manual readily accessible to all through utilization of currently available technology.

The Board attorney will review policy proposals and make recommendations for clarity,
brevity, or legality when re­quested by the School Board or the Superintendent.

If any section, paragraph, clause or provision of this policy manual for any reason shall be held invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph, clause or provision shall not affect any of the remaining provisions of this manual or its application to other situations.  If there is found to be inconsistent or contrary language from one policy to another, the policy that was most recently adopted will be followed.  As soon as is reasonably possible, the contradicting policies will be revised or aligned for consistency.

ADOPTED: May 13, 2008
REVISED:  5/14/14
LEGAL REFERENCES:
The Public School Code, NMSA 1978 Sections 22-1-1 et seq.; Section 22-5-4 (Board powers and duties); PED Standards for Excellence, NMAC 6.29.1 et seq.; NMAC 6.29.1.9A(6) (Annual review of policies required)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
LOS LUNAS BOARD OF EDUCATION

2.10 BOARD SELF EVALUATION

2.10.1. PHILOSOPHY

It is the intent of the Los Lunas School Board members that they attempt to consistently improve their performance as a Board of Education through a systematic process of Board self evaluation. The evaluation shall involve reflection of the Board member's perceptions of performance, shall obtain citizen and staff perceptions of Bboard performance and shall be used as a method to affect change to improve the quality of Board performance.

2.10.2 PROCESS

Annually in February, the Board shall set goals for the coming academic and fiscal year that shall be a precursor to the budget process. In October, the Board shall solicit feedback through random sampleing or surveys of from parents, members of the business community, staff (including certified and classified employees), and shall review these evaluative comments at the regular business meeting in November. At the November business meeting, tThe Board shall issue at the November business meeting an improvement plan for the District and each school site, to be implemented duringfor the comingcurrent  academic and fiscal year, based on the results of such feedback, and shall share with the patrons of the Sschool Ddistrict the results of the evaluative survey.

2.10.3 DISSEMINATION

The Board of Education shall develop an evaluative summary that reports the results of the evaluation to the community. This shall be published in local newspapers and shall be sent to legislators and the State Board of Public Education Department.

ADOPTED:   May 13, 2008
REVISED
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LEGAL REFERENCES: NMAC 6.29.1.930.2.10-A; NMSA 1978 Sections 22-2C-1 to 22-2C-19 (Assessment and Accountability Act.)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
LOS LUNAS BOARD OF EDUCATION

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