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Quorum for Public Comment & Work Session


School Staff Inquiry
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1 minute ago, School Staff Inquiry said:

Is a quorum required of a School Board if they are offering a time for public comment and then having a work session on budget, school attendance zone changes, etc and no votes (straw or official) are being taken at the public meeting?

In all likelihood, the answers to your questions will be contained in your school board's own rules and governing statutes.  If the rules in RONR control (and they are likely superseded by superior state and local rules), a quorum must be present in order for a deliberative assembly to conduct any business except for the four exceptions contained in RONR (to adjourn, fix the time to which to adjourn, recess and take action to obtain a quorum).   Your state's open meeting laws (sunshine laws) will also likely have something to say about this.   I think these questions would best be asked of your school board attorney. 

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2 hours ago, Richard Brown said:

If the rules in RONR control (and they are likely superseded by superior state and local rules), a quorum must be present in order for a deliberative assembly to conduct any business except for the four exceptions contained in RONR (to adjourn, fix the time to which to adjourn, recess and take action to obtain a quorum).

Conversely, if no business is conducted, no quorum is required.

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