The Board of Education and the administrative staff shall assist each new Board member-elect to become familiar with and to understand the Board’s functions, policies and procedures, and the school district’s operation before taking office. Each Board member-elect shall, as soon as possible,

1. be given selected materials covering the function of the Board and the school district, including:
(a) current budget material
(b) policy manual
(c) copies of key reports, including the latest treasurer’s and auditor’s report of the district,
(d) the School Law Handbook
(e) any other materials deemed helpful by the Superintendent or the Board President;

2. be invited to all Board meetings and to participate in discussion;

3. be invited to meet with the Superintendent of Schools and other administrative personnel to discuss the services that they perform for the school board and the school district; and

4. be invited and encouraged to attend the New York State School Boards Association’s workshop for New School Board Members.

Adopted: February 26, 1996