For the purpose of organizing, the School Committee, at its first regular meeting following the District’s annual elections, will elect from its membership a Chair, a Vice-Chair, and a clerk, all of whom will hold their respective offices for a term of one year or until a successor is elected.
In the event the Chair and Vice-Chair are no longer members of the School Committee, the senior member (years served) will act as the Chair Pro-Tem.
A majority of the members of the School Committee will constitute a quorum. The election will proceed as follows:
- Nominations for the office of Chair will be made only by members. The Chair 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 Chair will preside, calling for the election of a Vice-Chair and clerk, in order. The procedure used for their election will be the same as that for electing the Chair.
A vacancy 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.
However, the School Committee may vote not to fill a Vice Chair and/or Clerk, said positions may be filled at any time.
Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, MA
Adopted by Lexington School Committee: July 2015