Because the coordination of activities, including calendaring, is an administrative function, the Board of Education delegates to the superintendent the responsibility for the preparation and distribution of the district calendar. The superintendent shall appoint a committee consisting of lay and professional members to develop the calendar and make recommendations to the Board of Education. In developing the calendar, the committee shall use the guidelines established by the Utah State Board of Education and the Alpine School District Board of Education. The calendar recommendations of the committee are for a year–three years in advance. The Alpine School District Board of Education reserves final authority for approval of the calendar.
No member of the Board shall be interested, directly or indirectly, in any property purchased or enter into contracts with firms, partnership, or corporations where one or more members is interested. (AGD March 1939)
The members of each Board of Education shall fix the compensation to be received for their services (as ruled in Utah Code 53a-3-202)and each board member shall be required to submit an itemized account of traveling expense sworn to by him and approved by the Board. And provided furthermore by majority vote of the membership, any board of education may, in its discretion, authorize the payment of such additional sums for travel expense as it deems reasonable to any board member who attends any educational meeting or convention outside the limits of his school district.
The Board of Education is hereby required to fill any vacancy that may occur through non-residence or any other cause until the next school election for a member or members of the board in the school representative precinct where such vacancy has occurred. If any board of education fails for a period of 30 days to appoint a person to fill the vacancy, the county commission, or city commission in case of a city district, shall fill the vacancy.
Any public body which holds regular meetings that are scheduled in advance over the course of a year shall give public notice at least once each year of its annual meeting schedule as provided in this section. The public notice shall specify the date, time, and place of such meetings.
The superintendent, in consultation with the Board president, shall prepare an agenda for each board meeting. Any board member, prior to the meeting, may present any issue to be included on the agenda for board consideration at a board meeting. Any emergency problem may be presented at the meeting without having been included on the agenda.
- Broad permissive curricular powers are given to local boards by the law which states, boards of education “. . . may do all things needful for the maintenance, prosperity and success of schools and the promotion of education.”
- In addition to the broad permissive powers which boards may exert, some specific powers of boards follow. Boards may “. . . establish, locate and maintain kindergarten schools, common schools consisting of primary and grammar grades, high schools and industrial manual training schools, to establish and support school librarians, to purchase, exchange, repair, and improve high school apparatus, books, furniture, fixtures and all other school supplies.
- The Board of Education employs all personnel. The Board may employ only legally certified persons as educators, including Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) candidates.