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Weakley County Commission

The Weakley County Commission meets at the County Courthouse in Dresden, Tennessee at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday in March, May, September and November with additional regular meetings in January, June, and July at a date and time to be set by the board of county commissioners at a previous meeting or by the Chairman. In the event any prescribed meeting should fall on a legal holiday or if any emergency shall arise, the Board of County Commissioners at the previous meeting or the Chairman shall set the time and date of those meetings.

Notification to the members of the regular meeting shall be made by the chairman and/or the clerk using first class mail. Special meetings of the Board shall be as prescribed by law.

The members of the county legislative body shall be compensated at one-half of the compensation of county road board members whose term begins on or after September 1, 2008 for each regular and special session attended. Compensation for attending duly authorized committee meetings shall be held at one-half of the regular meeting rate as provided by Section 5-15-107, Tennessee Code Annotated.

Weakley County Schoolboard

The Weakley County Schoolboard: The legal basis for education in Tennessee is expressed in the state Constitution and state statutes, as interpreted by the courts. Boards are instruments of the state, and members of the Board are state officers representing local citizens and the state in the management of the public schools.

The governing body shall be the Board of Education, serving residents within the boundaries of the school system and non-residents under conditions specified by state law and the Board.

All powers of the Board lie in its action as a group; therefore, individual board members exercise their authority over school system affairs only as they vote to take action at an official meeting of the Board.

In other instances, an individual board member, including the chairman, shall have power only when specified by state law or when the Board, by vote, has delegated authority to him/her. The Board will be guided by the general mandatory powers and duties of the Board as defined through statute which state or imply that a local Board of Education has full power to operate the local public schools as it deems fit in compliance with state and federal mandates. The Board functions only when in session.