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Policy Manual


Policy: BBAA
Member Authority


Because all powers of the Board lie in its action as a group, individual members exercise their authority over district affairs only as they vote to take action at a legal meeting of the Board.

In specific instances, an individual member, including the Chair, may have authority only when the Board by majority vote, has delegated such specific authority to him or her; otherwise, an individual member has no authority. Individual Board members are not restricted, however, from gathering information to make informed decisions.

No legal action can be taken except at a duly warned meeting of the Board and by a quorum acting as a unit.

The decisions of the Board shall be binding until rescinded by the Board at a duly called regular or special meeting.

The Board shall make its members, the faculty, administration, and the public aware that only the Board as a whole has authority to take official action, by announcement or review at the annual organizational meeting and inclusion in the minutes.


ADOPTED: 9 June 1977
REVISED: 12 November 1998


Statutory Reference:
RSA 194:1 and 194:2 (School Districts as Corporations)
RSA 671:4 (Board composition)
RSA 91-A:2 (Board meetings)