When there is no Board policy in existence to provide guidance on a matter, the superintendent is authorized to act appropriately under the circumstances surrounding the situation keeping in mind the educational philosophy and financial condition of the District.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to inform the Board of the situation and the action taken and to document the action taken.  If needed, the superintendent will draft a proposed policy for the Board to consider.


Legal Reference:

Iowa Code § 279.8 (2003).

281 I.A.C. 12.3(2)

Cross Reference:

200.3 Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

209 Board of Directors’ Management Procedures

302.4 Superintendent Duties

304 Policy Implementation

Approved: July 1, 1989

Reviewed: September 24, 2012

Revised: February 28, 2005