Board of trustees - Powers, duties, functions.
The school board may:
(1) Accept donations, bequests, or other forms of financial assistance for educational purposes from any public or private sector persons or agencies and comply with rules and regulations governing grants from the federal government or from any other person or agency, which are not in contravention of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 and laws.
(2) Purchase land and equipment and make improvements to land and facilities necessary for the use of the school, in accordance with applicable law.
(3) Lease land or other property belonging to it or to the school.
(4) Sell or exchange land or other real property not needed for school purposes, if the sale or exchange is specifically authorized by law and is in accordance with the procedures provided for the sale of unused school lands under Chapter 15 (commencing with Section 9-15-1) of Title 9. The sale shall be authorized by resolution of the school board. The contract of sale or exchange shall be signed by the president of the school board or any other person designated by the school board in the authorizing resolution.
(5) Adopt, amend, or repeal rules, regulations, and policies necessary or proper for the conduct of the business of the school board and the school.
(6) Award certificates and issue diplomas for the successful completion of programs of study. All diplomas shall be inclusive of the requirements for a regular school diploma issued by the state board, in accordance with state law, to any student who successfully completes the program of study adopted by the school board. All certificates shall be inclusive of the requirements of a specific program, such as, but not restricted to, summer programs, short courses, workshops, and seminars which fulfill the requirements of the programs as set by the executive director and the school board.
(7) Upon recommendation of the executive director, enter into contracts and agreements in accordance with applicable law with other public and private agencies with respect to cooperative enterprises and undertakings related to or associated with an educational purpose or program affecting the program of the school. This shall not preclude the school board from entering into other contracts and agreements that it may deem necessary to perform its duties and functions.
(8) Employ an executive director who shall be the chief administrative officer of the school and shall administer the rules, regulations, and policies of the school. The executive director shall also be the chief administrative officer of the school board and shall be responsible for administrative functions, duties, and needs of the school board.
(9) Prescribe the qualifications and provide for the certification of teachers.
(10) Adopt rules and regulations under which faculty members may become permanent employees of the school.
(Acts 1992, No. 92-531, p. 1070, §5.)