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200 Organization of the Board of Directors

The Columbus Community School District board is authorized by and derives its organization from Iowa law.  The board will consist of five board members. Board members are elected at large.  The board is organized for the purpose of setting policy and providing general direction for the school district.
The board will hold its organizational meeting at the first regular meeting, in odd-numbered years, following the canvass of votes.  The board secretary will give notice of the meeting’s place and time to each member, member-elect and the public.
The purpose of the meeting is to transfer material and responsibility from the outgoing board to the new board.  The organizational meeting allows the outgoing board to approve minutes of its previous meetings, complete unfinished business and review the school election results.  The retiring board will adjourn and the new board will then begin.  The new board will elect a president who will hold office for one year.  Once elected, the president will be entitled to vote on all matters before the board.
The Board Secretary will administer the oath of office to the newly elected board members. The Board Secretary will preside while the new board elects the president and vice-president of the new board.
Approved: 1993-1994
Reviewed: November 15, 2010
Revised: 2005-2006; September 20, 2010; June 17, 2013