State of South Dakota
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE ENGROSSED
Senators Bartling, Albers, Gant, Jerstad, McCracken, McNenny, Nesselhuf,
Olson (Ed), and Peterson (Jim) and Representatives Gillespie, Cutler,
Dennert, DeVries, Dykstra, Elliott, Halverson, Nelson, Rounds, and
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to
establish a governance policy for school boards.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended to read as follows:
The annual meeting shall be held on the second Monday of July unless otherwise
designated by the board at the prior regular meeting. Regular meetings shall be on the second
Monday of each month unless otherwise designated by the board at the annual meeting. At the
annual meeting the school board shall organize by the election of a president and a vice
president from its membership
and such officers shall serve until the next annual meeting. The
board shall designate the depository or depositories as provided in § 13-16-15, and the
custodians of all accounts
and designate the legal newspaper to be used for publishing all
official notices and proceedings.
A majority of the members of the school board constitutes a
quorum for the purpose of conducting business. Any board action may be taken if it is approved
by the majority of the members voting.
Special meetings may be held upon call of the president or in
the vice-president, or a majority of the board members. Notice of such meeting shall be given
by the business manager to the board members either orally or in writing in sufficient time to
permit their presence.