FILE:  B-12

Cf:  B-4, B-12.8





It is the desire of the Central Community School Board that meetings be formal enough for orderly procedure, but informal enough to be natural, to encourage free discussion, and to promote group thinking and action.  In matters of procedures not covered by law, School Board policy, or the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), meetings of the School Board, including committee meetings shall be governed by the procedures prescribed in Successful School Board Meetings by Stuart Anderson.  In the event that issues may arise which are not addressed in this book, the School Board shall utilize the prescribed rules of order contained in Parliamentary Procedures at a Glance by O. Garfield Jones.  The President shall be entitled to discuss and vote on all matters before the School Board.


The President of the School Board, or, in his or her absence, the Vice-President, shall conduct all meetings.  In the absence of both, the Superintendent shall preside until the School Board elects an acting chairman.  The presiding officer shall recognize members of the School Board who wish to be heard in the order that he/she deems advisable.  No member of the School Board shall speak without having first been recognized.


Each School Board member shall be given an opportunity to express without interruption, his or her views on any agenda item.  The President may stop any discussion which does not apply to the motion last made.  He/she may also stop the discussion of a matter if the School Board has previously agreed to confine discussion to a definite period of time, and that time period has been used.


Public participation in School Board meetings is welcomed and shall be permitted in accordance with School Board policy.  Persons may be recognized in School Board meetings upon approval of the School Board.  The President of the School Board shall have complete authority to remove any person(s) who willfully disrupts a meeting to the extent that orderly conduct of the meeting cannot be maintained.


The subject of a failed motion may not be considered by the School Board until a thirty (30) day period has elapsed since the motion failed, unless at that meeting or at the regular meeting immediately following the meeting at which the motion failed, a member on the prevailing side offers a motion to reconsider the item.


Once all items of the agenda have been considered by the School Board, the meeting shall automatically be adjourned by the President without the necessity of motion, second, or vote taken.



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. ยงยง17:81, 42:15


Central Community School Board