BIA Policy_Board Member Orientation and Development

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                                                                                                 BOARD MEMBER ORIENTATION AND DEVELOPMENT

A new board member shall be afforded a full measure of cooperation and courtesy by the Board and superintendent.  The Board chairperson and superintendent shall make every effort to assist the new member to become fully informed about the Board's functions, policies, procedures, and problems.

The new member is to be provided with copies of all appropriate publications and aids, including the Board Policy Manual, Wyoming Education Code, and appropriate publications of school boards associations.

To help all members develop understanding of boardsmanship, the board chairperson or superintendent may request guest speakers to present and discuss new developments in various areas of curriculum and instruction.

Board members shall be encouraged to participate in meetings and activities of state and national school boards associations and other educational groups, and to study and examine the materials they receive from these organizations.

Upon Board approval, travel and meeting expenses shall be provided individual members within budgetary limitations to advance their development as school board members.

Adoption Date: 11/19/80

Amended Date: 4/17/14

Feb 13, 2013, 1:44 PM