The Board of Directors act as the school district's policy making body and is the official representative of the people for all public education in Camden Fairview School District. The Board functions according to state and federal laws, the rules and regulations established by the State Board of Education and the will of the people as expressed in district elections. The seven member board, while composed of individuals, acts officially only as a group. No member or group of members acts in the name of the Board unless authorized by the Board. A majority of the Board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Individual directors, serving without pay, are elected for a three year term on a rotating basis. Elections are conducted on the second Tuesday in September. While candidates run for specific positions on the ballot, they represent the entire district as Board members. The Board of Trustees elects a president, vice-president, and secretary to serve one-year terms. It selects and employs the superintendent and delegates the responsibility and authority for the operation of the school district to that chief executive officer. The superintendent advises Board members on all matters concerning school management.
The regular business meetings of the Board of Directors is open to the public and usually scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month, except for March of 2019, in the auditorium of the Administration Building, 625 Clifton Street, Camden. Occasionally, a regular meeting date is changed, or a special meeting is called; but in all cases, notice is given. In crisis situations where immediate action is required, Arkansas law allows the Board to call an emergency meeting.
Order of Business
The board President recognizes that a quorum is present and calls the meeting to order. Next is an open forum section and presentations by staff members. Guided by the agenda, the Board discusses and acts on routine business items. Usually, these items have been discussed and studied at previous meetings allowing the Board to take informed action. The business items are followed by study items on the agenda that require Board action at future meetings. The study items may include reports or presentations by staff members along with a discussion by the Board.
Regular Board Meetings of the Camden Fairview School District
July 16, 2013 August 13, 2013 September 110, 2013 October 15, 2013 November 12, 2013 December 10, 2013
January 14, 2014 February 11, 2014 March 11, 2014 April 15, 2014 May 13, 2014 June 10, 2014 July 15, 2014
July 14, 2014 August 12, 2014 September 16, 2014 October 14, 2014 November 18,2014 December 16, 2014 January 13, 2015 February 10,2015 March 10, 2015 April 14, 2015 May 12, 2015 June 16, 2015
July 16, 2015 August 11, 2015 September 15, 2015 October 13, 2015 November 10,2015 December 15, 2015 January 12, 2016 February 16,2016 March 15, 2016 April 12, 2016 May 10, 2016 June 14, 2016
July 12, 2016 August 16, 2016 September 27, 2016 October 11 2016 November 17,2016 December 13, 2016 January 16, 2017 February 14,2017 March 14, 2017 April 14, 2017 May 16, 2017 June 14, 2017
January 14 (was held on Monday)