Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 059
Other Identifying Information:2003 Senate Bill 55
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:(Amended by Chapter 158)An Act concerning school districts; relating to the powers and duties of the governing bodies thereof; amending K.S.A. 72-8205 and repealing the existing section.
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CHAPTER 59

SENATE BILL No. 55

(Amended by Chapter 158)


An Act concerning school districts; relating to the powers and duties of the governing

bodies thereof; amending K.S.A. 72-8205 and repealing the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

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.


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Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003