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At a school board meeting several actions were taken before the new board member was seated and the board reorganized. The new board member now wants to reconsider all actions made prior to reorganization. Can a new member vote to reconsider at the next meeting if they hadn't voted on the items?

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Nope, because the time limit to "Reconsider" has run out.

But he/she is free to move to rescind or otherwise amend any of those (adopted) actions (or at least those that have not yet been carried out) at any future meeting.

Or move to adopt ones that were defeated.

But check the School Board's rules - they may vary from Robert's Rules.

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At a school board meeting several actions were taken before the new board member was seated and the board reorganized. The new board member now wants to reconsider all actions made prior to reorganization. Can a new member vote to reconsider at the next meeting if they hadn't voted on the items?

And just to touch on an underlying question here: a "new" member of the board is not prevented from such things as addressing previous actions through the use of proper parliamentary procedures, such as a motion to Rescind against previous adopted motions, and so forth. Also, the "new" board member is not prevented from offering corrections to meeting minutes from the meeting at which, or before, he was elected. He can even vote on a motion that may have been postponed from before his election. The list goes on. He is a member of the board now, with all the same rights as the "oldest" board member.

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