BBAA – School Board Member Authority

The authority of individual School Board members is limited to participating in actions taken by the Board as a whole when legally in session. Board members shall not assume responsibilities of administrators or other staff members. The Board or staff shall not be bound in any way by any action taken or statement made by any individual Board member except when such statement or action is pursuant to specific instructions and official action taken by the Board.

Each Board member shall review the agenda and any study materials distributed prior to the meeting and be prepared to participate in the discussion and decision-making for each agenda item. Each agenda will provide an opportunity for Board members to comment on District activities and/or educational issues. These comments may become topics for future Board discussions.

Board members may occasionally serve on committees or organizations for the purpose of reciprocal communication and reporting back to the Board. Committee assignments will be made by the Chairperson.

Each member is obligated to regularly attend Board and assigned committee meetings. Whenever possible, each Board member shall give advance notice to the Chairperson or Superintendent of his/her inability to attend a Board meeting.

Legal References:
RSA 91-A:2, Meetings Open to Public
RSA 91-A:2-a, Communication Outside Meetings
N.H. Code of Administrative Rules-Section Ed. 303.01, Substantive Duties of School Boards

Appendix: BBA-R

Category R

1st Read: June 4, 2013
2nd Read: June 18, 2013
Adopted: June 18, 2013