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BBBB – New Member Orientation

  • Document Link: BBBB – New Member Orientation
  • Title: New Member Orientation
  • Section: B. School Board Operations
  • Adoption Date: 07/16/2020
  • Ref Code: O.C.G.A. 20-02-0230, Rule 160-5-1-.36

Descriptor Code: BBBB
New Member Orientation

Any person who has been elected but not yet installed on the Cherokee County Board of Education – is to be afforded the School Board’s, Superintendent of staff’s fullest measures of courtesy and cooperation. The Superintendent and staff will assist the new member to become fully informed about the School Board’s functions, policies, procedures and challenges.

1. Newly elected members of the School Board will, before or within one year after assuming office, receive orientation on the educational program objectives of Georgia and instruction and study in school finance; school law, with special emphasis on the ‘Quality Basic Education Act’; responsiveness to the community; the ethics, duties and responsibilities of local School Board members; the evaluation of the annual performance of the Superintendent and the School Board; and such other topics that the State Board of Education may deem to be necessary.

2. In the interim between appointment and actually assuming office, the new member will be invited to attend all meetings and functions of the School Board and is to receive all reports and communications normally sent to School Board members.

3. A special workshop will be convened for the primary purpose of orienting the new member to his or her responsibilities, to the School Board’s method of operating, and to School District policies and procedures.

4. The new member is to be provided with copies of and/or access to all appropriate publications and aids, including the School Board policy manual and publications of the State and national school boards associations.

5. The School Board Chair, Superintendent and staff will also confer with the new member as necessary on special challenges or concerns.

ADOPTED: August 2, 2001      REVISED: July 16, 2020