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  1. Roll Call Vote Election

    I've never heard of that on a roll call vote with two options. Very interesting.
  2. Roll Call Vote Election

    That's correct, or they may abstain.
  3. Elections

    You should check with your school board's attorney. The attorney will know which voting method must be used.
  4. Majority of quorum

    There is no such phrase in RONR, for good reason. If it's in a set of governing documents you're reading that group will have to figure out what it means.
  5. Closed Sessions

    "A meeting enters into executive session only when required by rule or established custom, or upon the adoption of a motion to do so. A motion to go into executive session is a question of privilege (Section 19), and therefore is adopted by a majority vote. " RONR (11th ed.), p. 95 If the meeting is to resume without being in executive session a motion adopted by majority vote or unanimous consent to end the executive session portion will do the job as well. You should read RONR (11th ed.), pp. 95-96 for the entire brief passage on executive sessions.
  6. From Board to Committee

    I think the latter.
  7. vote requires 2/3 - round up or down?

    If she actually has the 4th Edition in book form, I'm buying you the biggest bottle of Beefeaters they make.
  8. vote requires 2/3 - round up or down?

    http://www.robertsrules.com/faq.html#5 Also, next time start a new thread. http://robertsrules.forumflash.com/topic/25416-important-read-this-first-faq-and-information-for-new-members-and-guests/
  9. Election of new officers

    From the footnote on p. 6 of RONR - "Members in good standing are those whose rights as members of the assembly are not under suspension as a consequence of disciplinary proceedings or by operation of some specific provision in the bylaws."
  10. Elections

    The time to debate the nominees is while nominations are open and in order. No member may speak about their vote while the actual vote is being conducted.
  11. Nope. But if he wants to read the cited pages he'll get one.
  12. See RONR (11th ed), p. 162ff for the use of the device, Filling Blanks.
  13. Elections

    No motion is needed. Once nominations conclude you can proceed straight to the election.
  14. The answer to your question is, no. RONR limits a subordinate board's ability to discipline its members. Basically, all the board can do it is have a disruptive member removed from a meeting for causing the disruption. Here's what RONR says about it: " It may protect itself against breaches of order by its members during board meetings, and against annoyance by nonmembers, by employing the procedures outlined on pages 645–49, but the maximum penalty which may be imposed upon a disorderly member of the board is that he be required to leave the meeting room during the remainder of the meeting" RONR (11th ed.), p. 486. "It" is the board.
  15. Bylaw Amendments

    No organization does it more than NAP, believe me.
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