Members of the Board of Education have authority only when acting as a corporate body legally in session except when such action is in pursuance of specific instructions of the Board.
Members of the Board are free to speak to individuals on issues outside of Board meetings but such public expression is not to be construed as Board policy. Information from executive sessions must remain confidential at all times, unless release is appropriately authorized. The Board will not be bound in any way by any individual's statement or action unless the Board, through an adopted policy or by a majority vote of Board membership, has delegated this authority to the individual member.
In addition to the above, Board members are obliged to:
1. Regularly attend meetings of the Board.
2. Serve on committees as designated by the President of the Board.
3. Become familiar with materials as they are developed and supplied to Board members.
4. Adhere to policies governing the organization and operation of the Board.
Education Law §§1604; 1701; 1708; 1709; 1710
Matter of Bruno, 4 EDR 14 (1964)