Voting at all School Committee meetings will be by voice or show of
hands, except as state Law or policy decrees otherwise. Roll call votes
will be taken when required by law or when requested by a Committee
The Chair will state the number in favor and number opposed in the
vote on any motion, and those numbers will be recorded in the minutes.
When a vote is unanimous, stating that information in the minutes is
sufficient. The results of any roll call vote of the Committee will be
recorded in the minutes.
For passage, a motion will be carried by a majority of those present
and voting, except when state law or Committee policy (including Roberts
Rules of Order) require a larger majority.
No motion on any important topic or policy will be voted on during
the first meeting at which the motion is made. To allow time for
adequate consideration, for gathering of necessary data and information,
and for public comment, a motion will be voted on at a subsequent
meeting. An exception may be made if the topic has been fully discussed
as an agenda item during a recent School Committee meeting. Exceptions
will be made for procedural motions, time sensitive motions, motions to
deal with an emergency situation, motions on non-controversial minor
Region Voted to Approve: 12/7/11
Amherst Voted to Approve:
Pelham Voted to Approve: