SENATE BILL No. 55
(Amended by Chapter 158)
Section 1. K.S.A. 72-8205 is hereby amended to read as follows: 72-
8205. (a) The board shall meet at least once each month. At some time
during the month of July of each year, the board shall adopt a resolution
specifying a regular meeting time of the board and such resolution shall
specify the regular hour of commencement of the meeting, as well as the
day of the week and the week of the month. Such resolution shall also
provide that if the regular meeting date occurs on a Sunday or on a legal
holiday or on a holiday specified by the board, such regular meeting shall
be held on the day following commencing at the same hour, as well as
the day of the week and the week of the month. Such resolution shall also
specify the alternate meeting day and time in the event that the regular
meeting date occurs on a Sunday or on a legal holiday or on a holiday
specified by the board. Such resolution shall also shall specify the regular
meeting place of the board and may specify that any regular meeting may
be adjourned to another time and place. If the board cancels a regular
meeting because of an emergency, within 24 hours of such cancellation,
the board shall establish and give notice of the new meeting date and time.
Special meetings may be called at any time by the president of the board
or by joint action of any three members thereof. of the board. Unless
waived, written notice, stating the time and place of any special meeting
and the purpose for which called, shall, unless waived, shall be given each
member of the board at least two days in advance of the special meeting
and no business other than that stated in the notice shall be transacted
at such meeting. A majority of the full membership of the board shall
constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting any business of the
school district, and the vote of a majority of the full membership of the
board shall be required for the passage of any motion or resolution. Any
member who abstains from voting shall be counted as having voted
against the motion or resolution. If a member announces a conflict of
interest with regard to the issue, the member may leave the meeting until
the voting on the issue is concluded and the member who abstains from
voting thereby shall not be counted as having voted.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in the unification acts by law, the
board shall have and may exercise the same powers and authorities as
were immediately prior to this act conferred uniformly upon boards of
education in cities of the first class, and, in addition thereto, the powers
and authority expressly conferred by law.
(c) The board shall have authority to prescribe courses of study for
each year of the school program and provide to adopt rules and regula-
tions for teaching in the school district and general government thereof,
and to approve and adopt suitable textbooks and study material for use
therein subject to the plans, methods, rules and regulations formulated
and recommended by of the state board of education.
(d) The board may provide legal counsel at district expense to any
members of the board of education, or school district officers or employ-
ees who are sued in situations relating to and arising out of the perform-
ance of their office or employment. No teacher or other employment
contract shall make reference to or incorporate the provisions of this
subsection, nor shall the provisions of this subsection be construed as any
part of the consideration of employment of any teacher, officer or other
employee of the board.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 72-8205 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 14, 2002.
Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003