POLICY ADOPTION:

File: BGB

Adoption of new policies or changing existing policies is solely the responsibility of the school committee. Policies will be adopted and/or amended only by the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the school committee when such action has been scheduled on the agenda of a regular or special meeting.

To permit time for study of all policies or amendments to policies and to provide an opportunity for interested parties to react, proposed policies or amendments will be presented as an agenda item to the committee in the following sequence:

  1. Policy should be reviewed by the Blackstone-Millville Regional District School Committee (First Reading);
  2. Merits of the policy should be considered;
  3. Policy should be reviewed by the Blackstone-Millville Regional District School Committee a second time (Second Reading);
  4. Public hearing should be held, if necessary; and
  5. Policy should be voted after a third reading with specific implementation date (if passed).

Amendments to the policy at the action stage will not require repetition of the sequence, unless the committee so directs.

The school committee may dispense with the above sequence to meet emergency conditions.

Policies will be effective upon the date set by the school committee. This date will ensure that affected persons have an opportunity to become familiar with the requirements of the new policy prior to its implementation.

ADOPTED: December 1993