The School Board supports having a planned agenda which keeps
the public advised of Board business but also allows the Board
the flexibility to address items of importance as they arise.
Accordingly, the following guidelines serve to provide timely
planning and review of agenda matters.
The order of business at each meeting shall normally be set
forth in the agenda for the meeting, but it may be changed
by general consent or majority vote of the members present.
Requests for reordering or revising the agenda from either
the public or Board members present should be directed to
the Chair. Whenever possible, any modification of the agenda
should be proposed and considered at the beginning of the
Any agenda item on which Board action is anticipated shall
be warned as such, however, failure to so warn shall not prevent
the Board from taking action as deemed necessary. Items of
business not on the agenda may be discussed and acted upon
if a majority of the Board agrees to consider them. The Board
may not, however, revise Board policies or adopt new policies,
unless such action has been scheduled.
Items of business may be suggested by any Board member, staff
member, student, or citizen of the District. The inclusion
of items suggested by staff members, students, or citizens
shall be at the discretion of the Superintendent and Board
Chair. In any event, the agenda shall always allow suitable
time for the remarks of members of the public who wish to
speak briefly before the Board.
Suggested agenda items are to be received by the Chair or
in the office of the Superintendent at least seven (7) calendar
days prior to the meeting. The agenda will be set by the Chair
and the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent and delivered
to the School Board members prior to the meeting with supporting
materials, as may be necessary.
In accordance with RSA 91-A:2, meeting notice shall be posted
in at least two (2) public places with the warning for each
Board meeting. An agenda will be provided as a posting to
the school staff as well.
ADOPTED: 12 April 1979
REVISED: 10 June 1993
13 July 1995
12 November 1998
RSA 91-A:2, II, (meetings open to public)