An affirmative vote of a simple majority of members present and voting shall be necessary for the passage of any motion, except in such instances as the law, or other policies of the Richland Parish School Board, may require a larger vote.  Every member present, including the President, shall be entitled to one (1) vote.


All voting shall be by voice; a roll call vote may be requested by any member and/or ordered by the President, with the vote of each member recorded in the minutes.


A member of the Board may abstain from voting on an issue before the Board, whereby his/her vote shall be counted neither for nor against the issue voted upon in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order, Revised.  In such cases, the Board member shall state that he/she abstains from voting and the minutes shall reflect the member's abstention.


There shall be no representation by proxy of any member of the Board at any time.  All Board members present are authorized to speak on issues, offer and second motions, and vote.


Reconsideration of an action shall be according to Robert's Rules of Order, Revised.  Only a majority vote is needed to reconsider.


Revised:  March, 2002



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 18:602, 42:14, 42:1120

Board minutes, 3-12-02


Richland Parish School Board