Why Isn't The Board Following Budget Policy?

In our last budget meeting, I requested to see a budget with a decrease, holding spending at the same level, and also an increase.  Our Board needs options, simply receiving one budget and rubber stamping it is not fiscally responsible. 

I will be very surprised not to see a massive spending increase proposed and approved by our Board.  This is unfortunate as pointed out in the last meeting our Board is not following our Budget Policy 5.1.0.  Why set rules and guidelines if we are not going to follow them?