Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 040
Other Identifying Information:2003 Senate Bill 57
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description: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 40

SENATE BILL No. 57

(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

shall 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. 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. Special meetings may be called at any time by the pres-

ident 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 mem-

bership 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.

(e) (1) The board may transact all school district business and adopt

policies that the board deems appropriate to perform its constitutional

duty to maintain, develop and operate local public schools.

(2) The power granted by this subsection shall not be construed to

relieve a board from compliance with state law.

The power granted by this subsection shall not be construed to relieve

any other unit of government of its duties and responsibilities which are

prescribed by law, nor to create any responsibility on the part of a school

district to assume the duties or responsibilities which are required of an-

other unit of government.

(3) The board shall exercise the power granted by this subsection by

resolution of the board of education.

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 10, 2002.


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