8100: Organization

The Ƶ Public School District is a duly organized Class III district and a body corporate possessing all the usual powers of a public corporation. The corporate name is Douglas County School District No. 17. It is also known as the Ƶ School District.

The Ƶ School Board, also known as the Board of Education, is the governing body of the Ƶ School District and shall consist of six members who are legal voters of the Ƶ School District. The school Board has and exercises quasi-judicial powers as provided by statute. The school Board may include at least one nonvoting member who is a public high school student in the District and who is selected by the school Board. A nonvoting member is excluded from closed or executive session of the school Board.

The six members of the Ƶ School Board shall serve terms of four years. The terms of office are staggered so that three members are elected each year of statewide primary and statewide general elections and shall take office on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday of the January following the election. The terms of three members whose terms expire shall expire on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January following the statewide primary and statewide general elections. Each elected member at the beginning of the member’s term shall take the oath of office required by law.

The Ƶ School Board shall select its own officers and make its own rules and regulations not inconsistent with any statute. At the first meeting of the school Board in January of each year and at the meeting when newly elected members take office and annually thereafter the school Board will elect from its members a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. No school Board member except the secretary shall accept or receive any compensation for services performed in discharging the duties of his or her office.

In all meetings of the Ƶ School Board the majority of the members will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Regular meetings of the school Board shall be held on the first and third Mondays of each month except when postponed for good cause; provided however, that at least one of the meetings shall be held on or before the third Monday of the month.

Date of Adoption
February 4, 1974
Date of Revision
December 2, 2002
March 6, 2017
Reaffirmed
August 2, 2010