Cf:  ABE





The Acadia Parish School Board shall elect one of its members to serve as President and one to serve as Vice-President at the regular meeting held in January and fix the term of office not to exceed two (2) years.  The President and Vice-President shall be allowed to succeed himself/herself respectively once.  However, the President shall not be elected Vice-President immediately following his/her term.  Should the office of President or Vice-President become vacant, there shall be an election to fill the unexpired term.


The President shall preside at all meetings of the School Board and shall call special meetings when required.  He/she shall sign with the Superintendent, the minutes and other official documents which require the signature of the President.  He/she shall perform other duties as prescribed by law or School Board policy.  In the absence of the President or in the event of his/her death, or his/her inability or failure to act, the Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President and, when so acting, shall have all the powers of the President.  If the President and Vice-President are absent from a meeting at which a quorum is present, the Superintendent shall preside until the members elect one of their members to serve as President for that meeting.


The Superintendent shall serve as the secretary and treasurer of the School Board.  As secretary, he/she shall conduct all correspondence of the School Board, keep and preserve all its records, receive all reports required by the School Board, and see that such reports are in proper form, complete and accurate.  He/she shall announce all meetings, prepare the agenda of all meetings, and attend all meetings of the School Board and of its committees.  In case the Secretary is absent, the School Board may appoint another member of the School Board or other school personnel under the jurisdiction of said School Board to act as secretary.


As treasurer, the Superintendent shall have the authority to sign and execute any and all documents associated with all transactions duly approved by the School Board.  He/she shall also be designated as the official custodian of all funds to which the Board is entitled by law and shall be responsible for the proper safeguarding and accounting for all such funds.


The treasurer shall issue a receipt for any monies coming into his/her hands and deposit such monies in accordance with the laws governing the deposit of public funds. He/she shall issue such warrants in payment of expenses lawfully incurred on behalf of the School Board, but except as otherwise provided by law, shall issue such warrants only after proper allowance or approval by the School Board.


For each school year, the treasurer shall give a bond for the faithful performance of duties; said bond to be written by an insurance company licensed to do business in the State of Louisiana and in an amount to be determined by the School Board.  The treasurer shall be responsible under such bond for the faithful performance of duties as treasurer.


The President shall have the authority to appoint a parliamentarian to serve at School Board meetings, who shall assist in the orderly conduction of meetings.



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:54, 17:55, 17:56, 17:83, 17:91

Board minutes, 6-6-94, 6-1-98, 6-21-99


Acadia Parish School Board