The School Board is a corporate body vested with all the duties, obligations, and responsibilities imposed upon a School Board by law. This includes the ability to sue, be sued, contract, be contracted with, and purchase, take, hold, lease, and convey school property, both real and personal.
At the time of appointment or election to office, each member of the School Board must be a qualified voter, bona fide resident of the county and district which they represent, and meet any other criteria set forth in state law. If a Board member shall cease to be a resident of the county or the district which he/she represents, the position on the School Board shall be deemed vacant.
The officers of the School Board shall be a Chairman and Vice-Chairman:
Chairman - The duties of the Chairman shall be to preside at all meetings of the School Board, perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or by action of the School Board, and sign all legal documents approved by the School Board. The Chairman has a vote on all matters before the School Board which come to a vote, but does not have an additional vote as Chairman in case of a tie.
Vice-Chairman - The duties of the Vice-Chairman shall be to preside in the absence of the Chairman, and shall be empowered to act in all matters in case of the absence or inability of the Chairman to act or as provided by resolution of the School Board.