BA-BB School Board Legal Status & Constitutional Control Granted to Boards

On July 24, 2014 By Miami Yoder JT-60

The Constitution of Colorado assigns to locally elected boards of education control of instruction in the public schools of their respective districts. As charged by the Constitution, the general assembly has provided for the organization of school districts, including the composition of district boards and the election of school directors. Legally, then, local school boards…

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BBA School Board Power and Duties

On July 24, 2014 By Miami Yoder JT-60

Powers and mandatory duties of the Board are defined in state statutes. This Board considers that its most important functions fall into the following categories: Legislative or policymaking. The Board is responsible for the development of policy and for the employment of a superintendent who will carry out its policy through the development and implementation…

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BK School Board Memberships

On July 24, 2014 By Miami Yoder JT-60

The Board shall maintain membership in the Colorado Association of School Boards. Through its membership in this organization it is an indirect member of the National School Boards Association. The Board and its members shall actively participate in the activities of these organizations insofar as possible. The district shall hold institutional membership in such other…

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BBBE Unexpired Term Fulfillment

On July 24, 2014 By Miami Yoder JT-60

When a vacancy occurs on a board of education, the board is required by law to appoint a person to fill the vacancy within 60 days. Should the board not act, the president of the board makes the appointment. Whether the appointee serves for the remainder of the unexpired term or until the next, or…

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BBBA Board Member Qualifications

On July 24, 2014 By Miami Yoder JT-60

A candidate for the office of school director shall be: a resident of the school district and a registered voter, as shown on the books of the county clerk and recorder, for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election 18 years or older by the date of the election a citizen of the…

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BC Board Member Conduct

On July 24, 2014 By Miami Yoder JT-60

Public office is a trust created by the confidence which the public places in the integrity of its public officers. To preserve this confidence, it is the desire of the Board to operate under the highest ethical standards. In carrying out his fiduciary duties, a Board member shall not: Disclose or use confidential information acquired…

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BBBG School Board Elections

On July 24, 2014 By Miami Yoder JT-60

Registered voters of the district elect directors to the Board of Education at regular school elections held on the Tuesday following the first Monday of November in each odd-numbered year.   At every other biennial election, three directors are elected; at the other biennial election, two are elected. The county clerk and recorder are responsible for…

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BC-R School Board Member Financial Disclosure

On July 24, 2014 By Miami Yoder JT-60

Board members are required by law to disclose certain items received in connection with serving on the Board. If Board members receive such items, they must file a report with the county clerk and recorder on forms supplied by the secretary of state. Such report must be filed on or before January 15, April 15,…

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BCA-R School Board Code of Ethics Agreement Form

On July 24, 2014 By Miami Yoder JT-60

As a duly elected director of the Miami-Yoder Board of Education, I have read the School Board Code of Ethics (Policy BCA-E-1).   I hereby certify that I will strive to improve public education by following this code of ethics. _______________________________          ______________________ (Board Member Signature)                                       (Date)

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BCA-E-2 Board Member Code of Ethics

On July 24, 2014 By Miami Yoder JT-60

According to the Colorado Revised Statutes 24-18-105, the following ethical principles for school board members “are intended as guides to conduct and do not constitute violations as such of the public trust of office…” 1. A board member “should not acquire or hold an interest in any business or undertaking which that member has reason…

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