It shall be
the responsibility of each board member to follow the rules of order stated in
this policy at each meeting, and it shall be the responsibility of the
presiding officer to conduct the board meeting within these rules.
The board shall
follow Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised; latest edition as modified by
this policy and subsequent rule, except for the procedure for roll-call vote.
The procedure for roll-call vote will be:
- All voting
will be by roll call. The order of vote will change on each motion. The
president shall vote first on the first motion, and all other votes will
follow in alphabetical order. The second person in alphabetical order
will vote first on the next motion, and such rotation shall continue
throughout the meeting.
- A member may
abstain from voting but may not change his/her position in the voting
- A board
member may change his/her vote on an item until such time that the
secretary declares the motion passed.
The purpose of
modified rules adopted by the Board are:
- To establish
guidelines by which the business of the governing board can be conducted
in a regular and internally consistent manner;
- To organize
the meetings so all necessary matters can be brought to the board and
decisions of the board can be made in an orderly and reasonable manner;
- To ensure
members of the board, concentrating on the substantive issues at hand,
have the necessary information to make decisions, and to ensure adequate
discussion of decisions to be made; and,
- To ensure
meetings and actions of the board are conducted so as to be informative to
the staff and the public, and to produce a clear record of actions taken
and decisions made.
Legal Reference: Neb.
Statute 84-1408 to 1414
Cross Reference: 204 School
Adopted: 12-08-03 Columbus,