A code of conduct for board members is required by a new state law, said board Chairman Jerry Cash.
“We had to adopt one by the end of the year,” Cash said.
The board already had a code of conduct in place, but it didn’t cover all the issues that were required under the new law, said Superintendent Claire Dryden. So, the board requested a sample code of conduct from the Alabama Association of School Boards, she said.
“We just adopted their model,” Dryden said.
The two-page code includes mandates such as “read and prepare in advance to discuss issues to be considered on the board agenda,” and “recognize the authority of the board rests only with the board as a whole.”
In other business the board members:
— Approved field trips to the Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties’ annual student Christmas parties, the Cleburne County Nursing Home, a physics contest at the University of Alabama and a visit to the State Capitol and Planetarium.
— Heard that special education teacher Amy Ward was selected as Arc’s teacher of the year. Ward teaches at Cleburne County Middle School. Arc is a nonprofit which serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
— Heard that Cleburne County High School will have a Christmas band concert on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Heflin Recreation Center. Ranburne High School will have a Christmas band concert on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Ranburne Elementary School gymnasium.
The next board meeting is scheduled for Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m. at Cleburne County Elementary School.
Staff writer Laura Camper: 256-235-3545. On Twitter @LCamper_Star.