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 two years or until a successor is elected. The Superintendent shall act as Chair Pro-Tem at this organizational meeting until a Chair is elected.

The election will proceed as follows:

1. Nominations for the office of Chair will be made from the floor. 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.

2. 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.

Any vacancy among the officers 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.

SOURCE: Adapted from MASC

ADOPTED: August 30, 2021