Series 200:  Administration
    Code Title:
    Policy Code:
    February 21, 2018
    Administrative rules shall be developed, approved, implemented and reviewed as necessary by the District Administrator to provide further guidance in the implementation of Board policies. They must in all respects be consistent with applicable Board policies and legal requirements.
    The Board itself shall formulate and adopt administrative rules when specific state laws require Board adoption and also may do so when the District Administrator recommends Board adoption in light of considerations such as strong community attitudes or probable staff reaction.
    The District Administrator or designee shall review administrative rules on a regular basis to determine their effectiveness and to maintain continual compliance with Board policies. The Policy Committee shall be informed of all administrative rule changes. The decision to notify the full Board of any major changes in administrative rules shall be determined by the Policy Committee. The Board shall review administrative rules when required by law. In addition, the Board reserves the right to review, modify and veto administrative rules should the Board find the rules are inconsistent with Board policies or applicable legal requirements, or upon determining that such action is in the best interests of the school district.
    Formal administrative rules shall be defined in written form and organized for easy use. In authorizing the District Administrator to specify such written regulations, the Board in no way intends to limit the authority of administrative and supervisory personnel to issue other directives, establish other responsibilities and expectations, or define other practices and procedures as may be lawful, prudent and consistent with Board policy for the sound management of the District. Similarly, certain aspects of the day-to-day management and operation of the District require the exercise of discretion such that it may be either impracticable or imprudent to attempt to reduce the matter to a formal policy or rule. Applicable legal authority, Board policies and administrative rules shall guide and provide the framework for the exercise of such discretion.
    Legal References:
    Wisconsin Statutes
    [power to do all things reasonable for the cause of education, including making rules for the organization, gradation and government of the schools]