BDA: School Committee Organizational Meeting
For the purpose of organizing, the School Committee, at its first regular meeting following the Town’s annual elections, will elect from its membership a chairperson, a vice-chairperson, and a secretary, all of whom will hold their respective offices for a term of one year or until a successor is elected.
A majority of the members of the School Committee will constitute a quorum.
The Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary will be elected at the next regular School Committee meeting following the annual town election. In the event both the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson have ended their terms of office before this selection has taken place, the Secretary shall call a Committee meeting to order, and conduct the election of a Chairperson Pro Tempore. In the event all three have ended their terms of office before this selection has taken place, the committee will select the School Committee member of greatest seniority to serve as Chairperson.
The election will proceed as follows:
- Nominations for the office of chairperson will be made from the floor. The chairperson will be elected by a majority roll-call vote of the members present and voting. If no nominee receives a majority vote, the election will be declared null and void and nominations will be reopened.
- Upon election, the new chairperson will preside, calling for the election of a vice-chairperson and secretary, in order. The procedure used for their election will be the same as that for electing the chairperson.
- If the School Committee fails to elect a chairperson, the most senior member in years of service shall preside until the School Committee elects a chairperson.
Any vacancy among the officers occurring between organizational meetings will be filled by a member elected by the School Committee. The election will be conducted as described above.
Following election of officers at its organizational meeting, the School Committee may proceed into such regular or special business as scheduled on the agenda.