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File #: 21-091    Version: Name: ACT CORRECTLY ESTABLISHING SHS BOARD
Type: Legislative Act Status: Reported from Committee
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: TRIBAL COUNCIL
On agenda: 9/30/2021 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ACT RELATING TO AND APPROPRIATELY ESTABLISHING CODIFYING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR SEQUOYAH SCHOOLS
Sponsors: Candessa Tehee, Shawn Crittenden
Indexes: Boards and Commissions, Sequoyah High School
Code sections: Title 70 - Schools and Education
Attachments: 1. SHS Current Board.pdf
Related files: 17-022, R-72-86, 21-093
Title
AN ACT RELATING TO AND APPROPRIATELY ESTABLISHING CODIFYING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR SEQUOYAH SCHOOLS
Body
BE IT ENACTED BY THE CHEROKEE NATION:

Section 1. Title and Codification

This Act should henceforth be referred to as the Act Correctly Establishing Codifying the Sequoyah High School Board of DirectorsEducation.

Section 2. Purpose

The purpose of this act is to correctly codify and document the creation of the Board of Education for Sequoyah Schools, mirroring Resolution 72-86 that originally created the board and its governing mechanism.

Section 3. Legislative History

Resolution 10-17
Resolution 72-86
LA-09-17

Section 5. Substantive Provisions

1. Sequoyah High School is owned and operated by the Cherokee Nation, and receives funding from the Bureau of Indian Education.
2. The Board of Education for Sequoyah Schools was established by Resolution 72-86 in 1986, under the leadership of Wilma P. Mankiller, as a contract school with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
3. The Board of Education for Sequoyah Schools should operate based on the ordinance to establish the Sequoyah High School Board of Education and utilizing existing bylaws, which were provided to the Office of the Principal Chief.

Section 6. Board Selection and Composition

1. The Board of Education should consist of five seats; two (2) members appointed by the Office of the Principal Chief and two (2) two members appointed by the Council of the Cherokee Nation. A fifth member should be selected by the majority of the board via a vote. Each board member should serve a term of three (3) years and have a term limit of two (2) consecutive terms.
2. At least four (4) of the five (5) Board Members shall be citizens of Cherokee Nation and if the remaining Board Member is not a citizen of Cherokee Nation the Board Member must be a citizen of a federally recognized tribe;
3. If a Board Member is a citizen of Cherokee Nation, the Board Member must be a registered voter and quali...

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