The board recognizes that many of the subject topics found in this policy manual may be subject to negotiations under the Michigan Public Employment Relations Act.  It is not the intent of the board to, in any way, circumvent the negotiations process; but rather to establish direction and general and long-range operational procedures for the care and custody, establishment, maintenance, management and carrying on of the public schools and property of the district as authorized under current law.

Whenever the word “superintendent” appears in these policies and rules, the words “or designated representative” shall be assumed to follow.  The delegation of authority of administrative actions does not relieve the superintendent of the responsibility of the actions of such designated representatives.

(P 1330)

Adopted:  7/1/93