School Board Policy 203 -
Operation of the School Board - Governing Rules

Adopted: November 13, 1995
Revised: November 8, 2010
Revised: November 13, 2017
REVISED: July 13, 2020
Revised: May 8, 2023

I. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide governing rules for the conduct of meetings of the School Board.

II. General Statement of Policy

An orderly School Board meeting allows School Board members to participate in discussion and decision of school district issues. Rules of order allow School Board members the opportunity to review school-related topics, discuss school business items, and bring matters to conclusion in a timely and consistent manner.

III. Rules of Order

Rules of order for School Board meetings shall be as follows:

A. Minnesota statutes where specified;

B. Specific rules of order as provided by the School Board consistent with Minnesota statutes; and

C. Robert’s Rules of Order, (latest edition) where not inconsistent with A and B above.

Legal References:
Minn. Stat. § 123B.09, Subds. 6, 7 and 10 (Boards of Independent School Districts)
Minn. Stat. § 123B.14 (Officers of Independent School Districts)
Minn. Stat. Ch. 13D (Open Meeting Law)