2154 - Organizational Meeting
2154 Organizational Meeting 2154
The Board shall hold an annual organizational meeting at its first meeting following District elections. Prior to the organizational meeting, each Board member elected or re-elected at the most recent District elections shall have been administered the oath of office by the District Moderator, or by any other person so authorized by RSA 92:5.
The first order of business at the Organizational Meeting shall be the election of a new chairperson. The chairperson from the previous year shall remain chairperson until a new chairperson is elected. If the previous chairperson is no longer on the Board, then the previous vice-chairperson will become chairperson until the election of a new chairperson. If the previous vice-chairperson is no longer on the Board, then the previous secretary shall become the chairperson until the election of a new chairperson. If the previous secretary is no longer on the Board, then the Superintendent will act as chairperson until the election of a new chairperson. The selection of a chairperson should be based on qualifications for the position. Other methods, such as rotation, should be discouraged.
For each office, nominations shall be requested, with no “second” being necessary. Following the closing of nominations, voting shall continue until a Board member has received the votes of a majority of the Entire Board.
The Chair shall take office upon election. The Board shall then act on the election of other Board Officers and the appointment of Board members for all sub-committees and advisory committees.
Election of Board Officers shall be done in Open Session with all votes taken publicly.
If a chairperson has not been elected after three attempts, the election may be tabled until the next meeting, at which time it shall be the first order of business.
Revised: 6/1975, 3/1989, 3/1992, 9/2000, 12/2003, 8/2016