BEDF: VOTING METHOD

FILE: BEDF
 
Open Meeting
Votes of the School Committee will be taken by voice vote or a hand count and shall be recorded in theminutes. If the vote is unanimous only that fact need be recorded. No vote taken at an open sessionshall be by secret ballot.
 
All actions will require a majority vote of all members present and voting except as state law, Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, or policies of this Committee require a larger majority. A majority ofthe members of the School Committee will constitute a quorum.
 
A two-thirds vote will be required to suspend parliamentary rules of order. (When five members are serving, four out of five members would be required.)
 
Executive Session
A majority of the members of the School Committee must vote to enter into executive session, with the vote taken by roll call and recorded in the official minutes.
 
All votes taken in executive session will be recorded roll call votes, and will become part of the minutes of executive sessions. Any votes taken to ratify employment contracts or collective bargaining agreements shall be taken in open session.
 
agreements shall be taken in open session.
 
LEGAL REFS.:
M.G.L. 30A:18-25; 71:42; 71:50

Lexington Public Schools, Lexington MA
Adopted by Lexington School Committee: July 2015