(a) Definitions. When used in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings:
(1) LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION or BOARD OF EDUCATION. Any city or county board of education; the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind; the Alabama Youth Services Board in its capacity as the Board of Education for the Youth Services Department District; the Board of Directors of the Alabama School of Fine Arts; and the Board of Directors of the Alabama High School of Mathematics and Science.
(2) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER. The superintendent of any public county or public city school system; the President of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind; the Superintendent of the Department of Youth Services District; the Executive Director of the Alabama School of Fine Arts; the Executive Director of the Alabama High School of Mathematics and Science.
(3) PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION. The employees' local professional organization whose parent organization represents the majority of school employees statewide.
(b) The local board of education shall, upon the written recommendation of the chief executive officer, determine and establish a written educational policy for the board of education and its employees and shall prescribe rules and regulations for the conduct and management of the schools. Before adopting the written policies, the board shall, directly or indirectly through the chief executive officer, consult with the applicable local employees' professional organization. Input by the applicable professional organization shall be made in writing to the chief executive officer. Representatives of the professional organization shall be made known to the chief executive officer in writing by the professional organization's duly elected officers or their representative. The chief executive officer of the board may also consult with professional assistants, principals, employees, and other interested citizens. The written policies, rules, and regulations, so established, adopted, or promulgated shall be made available to all persons affected and employed by the board. Any amendments to the policies, rules, and regulations shall be developed in the same manner and furnished to the affected persons employed by the board within 20 days after adoption.
Last modified: May 3, 2021