Policy Details

9230 Orientation of Board Members / Seating of Board




The Board of Education and the administrative staff shall assist each new member-elect to understand the Board of Education's functions, policies and procedures and operation of the school system before the member takes office. The following methods shall be employed:

1.The incoming member shall be given selected material on the function of the Board of Education and the school system.

2.The incoming member shall be invited to attend Board meetings and to participate in its discussions.

3.The incoming member shall be invited to meet with the Superintendent of Schools and other administrative personnel to discuss services they perform for the Board.

4.The incoming member shall be directed to a digital copy of the Board's Policies and Bylaws, Administrative Regulations and copies of pertinent materials developed by the state school board association.

5.The incoming member may attend, with other Board members, an orientation session provided by legal counsel.

6.The incoming member may attend, at district expense, workshops for newly-elected members as approved by the Board of Education.


Newly-elected Board members, after their successful election, are legally seated fourteen days or in the next Board of Education meeting thereafter. A person elected to complete an unfinished term shall take office as soon as elected.

Legal Reference: Conn. Gen. Stat. § Section 9-187a. Date term to begin.

Litchfield Board of Education
Bylaw Adopted: 12/6/1983
Bylaw Reviewed: 4/6/2016
Bylaw Revised: 4/27/1999, 1/20/2010, 12/5/2018

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