School Board Legal Status

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The Faulkton Board of Education derives its  authority from the constitution of the State of South Dakota, from the acts of the State Legislature, the electorate of  the  district,  and  the  regulations  of  the  State  Board  of  Education  and  State Board of Vocational Education. 

As  expressed  in  the  law,  the  board  is  the  governing  board  of  a school  district, and is created ―for the purpose of organizing, maintaining, and locating schools and for providing educational opportunities and services for all citizens residing within the school district.

The board  will consist of 5 members, elected at large by the registered voters of the district; except as otherwise provided by law, board members will hold office for terms of three years.