School Board Governance Policy
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.
School Board Nondiscrimination Policy
The Spotsylvania County Public School Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to sex, gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by law. This commitment will prevail in all of its policies and practices concerning staff, students, educational programs and services, and individuals and entities with whom the Board does business.
The Spotsylvania County Public School Board meets on the second Monday of every month, unless otherwise noted, in the Board Meeting Room of the Administrative Services Building, 8020 River Stone Drive, Fredericksburg, Virginia. All meetings are open to the public. Anyone requiring special accommodations should contact the Clerk's office (540.834.2500) at least two days prior to the meeting to discuss the required accommodations.