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Can a passed motion be revisited by a new board and reversed 7 months later?


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After 2 months of research and study, our BOE unanimously voted to build a new school instead of remodeling.  We had Board elections and 3 new members have been voted in who want to stop the design of the new school and change direction to remodel the old school.  We have spent nearly $400,000 which will be wasted if they indeed change the course of the new school. 

Can they do this? 

 

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Putting aside the question of abrogating signed contracts, a previously adopted motion can often be rescinded (or otherwise amended). And it wouldn't be a "new board" rescinding the motion, it would be "the board", the same body (albeit with some different members) that originally adopted it.

 

(I would assume the new board members were elected, at least in part, because they were opposed to building a new school.)

 

You might take some solace in the fact that the voting threshold for rescinding a motion is greater than the voting threshold for adopting it in the first place.

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What is the voting threshold  to rescind a motion?  We had a unanimous vote of 5 to approve our new school. 

 

 

A 2/3 vote, a majority with notice, or a majority of the entire membership.  If this is a public school board, I will advise to check statute as well.  If this required a majority of the entire membership to adopt, it would require at least that to rescind.

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