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206 Oath of Office

Each newly elected board member will take the following oath of office prior to any action taken as a school official:
“Do you solemnly swear that you will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the state of Iowa, and that you will faithfully and impartially to the best of your ability discharge the duties of the office of (naming the office) in Columbus Community School District as now and hereafter required by law?”
The oath of office is taken by each new board member elected at the organizational meeting of the board.  In the event of an appointment or special election to fill a vacancy, the new board member will take the oath of office within ten days of the appointment or election.
Board members elected to offices of the board will also take the same oath of office but replacing the office of board member with the title of the office to which they were elected.
The oath of office is administered by the board secretary and does not need to be given at a board meeting. In the event the board secretary is absent, another board member administers the oath.
Approved: 1993-1994
Reviewed: November 15, 2010
Revised: 2005-2006; January 19, 2009; June 17, 2013