Policies may be proposed for adoption, amendment or repeal at any Wilkes County Board of Education meeting by any member of the Board of Education or by the superintendent. A request to place the proposed policy on the agenda must be made in accordance with Board of Education policy.
Policies introduced and recommended to the Board of Education will not be adopted until a subsequent regular 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. Board of Education members may propose amendments. An amendment will not require that the policy go through an additional reading except as the Board of Education determines that the amendment needs further study and that an additional reading would be desirable. The Board of Education must adopt by majority vote and the superintendent must record the policy in the minutes of the Board of Education meeting in order for the policy to be considered official board policy.
Unless otherwise specified by the Board of Education, a policy is effective as of the date it is adopted by the Board of Education.
No policy formally adopted by the Board of Education may be revised or rescinded except by majority vote of all members constituting the Board of Education, in accordance with policy 2342, Voting Methods.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) Adopted: January 9, 2006