Bylaws of the Board of Education
All organizations, as a requirement of incorporation, are required to establish Bylaws in respect to specific matters. These are usually matters that relate to the functioning of the board and its relationship to members.
General policies should also be established by the Board of Education and are subject to change at any time. It is in the interest of most voluntary and non-profit organizations to limit the number of formal Bylaws and focus attention on creating key policies.
This gives the Board of Education the flexibility and opportunity to identify the organizational practices that are important to the Board in such a way that they can be easily modified when the need arises. This is often referred to as “governing by policy.”