Policy BDA: Committee Organizational Meeting

AMHERST SCHOOL COMMITTEE:

At the first regular meeting following the annual town election, theSchool Committee will elect annually a chair and vice-chair from itsmembership. The Committee will also elect a secretary who need not be amember of the Committee.

The Superintendent will be acting chair for the organizationalmeeting until the Chair is elected. Nominations for chair will be madeby members of the Committee. A majority of the members of the SchoolCommittee constitutes a quorum. The chair will be elected by majorityvote of the members present. If no nominee receives a majority vote,the election will be declared null and void, and nominations will bereopened. Upon election, the Chair will preside and will call forelection of vice chair and secretary in that order. The procedure usedfor their election will be the same as for electing the chair.

Any vacancy among the officers occurring between organizationalmeetings will be filled by a member elected by the School Committee. Theelection will be conducted as described above.

PELHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE:

At the first regular meeting following the election at the annualtown meeting, the School Committee will elect annually a chair andvice-chair from its membership. The Committee will also elect asecretary who need not be a member of the Committee.

The Superintendent will be acting chair for the organizationalmeeting until the Chair is elected. Nominations for chair will be madeby members of the Committee. The chair will be elected by majority voteof the members present. If no nominee receives a majority vote, theelection will be declared null and void, and nominations will bereopened. Upon election, the Chair will preside and will call forelection of vice chair and secretary in that order. The procedure usedfor their election will be the same as for electing the chair.

Any vacancy among the officers occurring between organizationalmeetings will be filled by a member elected by the School Committee. Theelection will be conducted as described above.

REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE:

The organizational meeting for the election of officers will be thefirst regular meeting following the latest of the member towns’ annualelections and the selection of Regional School District representativesby the member towns.

The local School Committee of each member town will, within 10 daysafter each annual town election, select from its own membership thenumber of Regional School Committee members specified in the RegionalSchool District Agreement. Two members of the Pelham School Committee,one member of the Leverett School Committee, and one member of theShutesbury School Committee are selected by their respective SchoolCommittees to serve as members of the Regional School Committee. Allfive Amherst School Committee members serve on the Regional SchoolCommittee. Each selected member will become a member of the RegionalSchool Committee on the day of his/her selection, and he/she will servefor the duration of the member’s term on the local School Committee, oruntil a successor has been selected.

At the organizational meeting, the Regional School Committee willelect annually a chair and vice-chair from its membership. TheCommittee will also elect a secretary who need not be a member of theCommittee.

 

The Superintendent will be acting chair for the organizational meetinguntil the Chair is elected. Nominations for chair will be made bymembers of the Committee. A majority of the members of the SchoolCommittee constitutes a quorum. The chair will be elected by majorityvote of the members present. If no nominee receives a majority vote,the election will be declared null and void, and nominations will bereopened. Upon election, the Chair will preside and will call forelection of vice chair and secretary in that order. The procedure usedfor their election will be the same as for electing the chair.

Any vacancy among the officers occurring between organizationalmeetings will be filled by a member elected by the School Committee. Theelection will be conducted as described above.

LEGAL REF:

MGL 71:16A, Regional School District Agreement for Amherst, Pelham, Leverett, and Shutesbury, Section IIa, IIc

Region Voted to Approve: 11/25/08
Amherst Voted to Approve: 12/9/08
Pelham Voted to Approve: 12/4/08
Effective Date: 12/9/08