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209.5 Administration in the Absence of Policy

When there is no board policy in existence to provide guidance on a matter, the superintendent is authorized to act appropriately under the circumstances surrounding the situation keeping in mind the educational philosophy and financial condition of the school district.


It is the responsibility of the superintendent to inform the board of the situation and the action taken and to document the action taken.  If needed, the superintendent will draft a proposed policy for the board to consider.


Date Board Adopted  3/15/1999

Date Board Updated and/or Reviewed 10/16/2017


Legal Reference:          Iowa Code § 279.8 (2013). 281 I.A.C. 12.3(2).