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An affirmative vote of a simple majority of members present and voting shall be necessary for the passage of any motion, except in such instances as the law, or other policies of the Washington Parish School Board, may require a larger vote.  Every member present, in­cluding the President, shall be entitled to one vote.


During the final six (6) months of the School Board's term of office, unanimous vote of the School Board shall be required to authorize any salary changes.  A unanimous vote of the School Board shall be required to rescind this provision of policy.


A member of the School Board may abstain from voting on an issue before the School Board, whereby his/her vote shall be counted neither for nor against the issue voted upon.  In such cases, the School Board member shall state that he/she abstains from voting and the minutes shall reflect the member's abstention.


All voting shall be by ayes and nays; a roll call vote may be requested by any member and/or ordered by the President, with the vote of each member recorded in the minutes.


There shall be no representation by proxy of any member of the School Board at any time.  All members present are authorized to speak on issues, offer and second motions, and vote.


Reconsideration of action shall be according to Robert's Rules of Order, with the exception that matters voted on by the School Board shall not be brought up for reconsideration except by a three-fourths (¾) vote of the School Board.


No action shall be taken by the School Board except as taken above at a properly called regular or special meeting.


Revised:  September, 1991



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 18:602, 42:14, 42:1120

Board minutes, 5-2-91


Washington Parish School Board