BB - Board Legal Status
Re-adopted: 10/11/95, 8/13/97, 6/8/2022
The Constitution of the state of Oregon charges the Legislature with providing – by statute – for a uniform and general system of common schools. The Legislature enacts laws to delegate the immediate control of the schools to locally elected boards of directors; thus, the Board is the governing body of the Douglas County School District 4.
Federal and state statutes and the State Board of Education rules define and outline the general powers and duties of the Board. The Oregon statutes authorize the Board to transact all business within the jurisdiction of the district, control the district schools and educate the children residing in the district. Oregon Administrative Rules establish further requirements and guidelines for the district. The Board’s duty is to carry out those statutes and rules that are mandatory, e.g., “The Board shall...;” where the laws are permissive, e.g., “The Board may...,” the Board is empowered to exercise judgment and discretion.
This district will be known as the Douglas County School District 4.
The regular term of office for Board members will be four years. The terms of office will commence on the first day of July following regular district elections. The term of office for members appointed to fill a vacancy will be until June 30 following the next regular district election. The term of office for members elected to fill a vacancy will be the time remaining in the vacated Board position.
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