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BG1 Emergency Administration, Temporary Suspension of Policies and Procedural Directives April 2020 Revision

Notice: This policy was reviewed, revised, and/or renamed. We provide this revision for historic purposes only. Please see our current policies and procedural directives.

The Board of Education grants authority to the superintendent to suspend any part of Board of Education policies and administrative procedural directives as they pertain to the administration of schools in the case of an emergency.

In emergency circumstances, the Board of Education may require the reduction, cancellation and/or consolidation of board and committee meetings.  During emergencies, agenda items will be limited to those considered urgent or those requiring action in order to conduct/continue district business.

Board of Education meetings will continue to comply with the OMA.

The superintendent shall report the facts and reasons for such suspension as soon as practical to the Board of Education.  The suspension of policy shall expire at the time of said report unless continued in effect by the Board of Education through a majority vote of Board of Education members.

Board of Education Position:

  • Policy and Instruction Committee Chair

Administrative Position:

  • Board of Education Services Office Executive Director


Legal Ref.:

  • §22-5-4 NMSA 1978

Board Policy Cross Ref.:

  • BD1- Board of Education Committees
  • BE- Board of Education Meetings
  • BG - Policy Development, Adoption, Revision and Revocation

Procedural Directive Cross Ref.: 

  • Board of Education Meetings    

NSBA/NEPN Classification: BGF

Reviewed: January 17, 1990
Revised: February 20, 1996
Reviewed: January 1, 2001
Reviewed: April 2001
Reviewed: May 25, 2010
Revised: June 2, 2010
Reviewed: August 9, 2010
Revised: August 18, 2010
Reviewed: September 5, 2018
Revised: September 5, 2018
Reviewed: April 7, 2020
Revised: April 7, 2020