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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Bylaw 1-19


Duties of Chairman/Vice Chairman

  1. Chairman

    The duties of the Chairman shall be:

    1. To preside at all meetings of the School Board;
    2. To oversee all School Board Members’ appointments to committees and outside organizations and bring such appointments to the School Board for approval;
    3. To serve as an ex-officio member of all committees, and to sign the records of the School Board;
    4. To preserve order at all times and to endeavor to conduct all business before the School Board with propriety and dispatch;
    5. To meet with another School Board Member on a rotating basis and the Superintendent or designee to plan the School Board Meeting Agenda. All requests for Agenda items shall be made through the Chairman or the School Board Member assigned to Agenda planning;
    6. To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or by action of the School Board.
  2. Vice Chairman

    The Vice Chairman shall preside or act in the absence, unavailability or inability to act of the Chairman.

    The Vice Chairman shall act as Chairman upon the death, resignation, or other vacancy in the office of Chairman. Upon the death, resignation, or other vacancy in the office of Chairman, the Vice Chairman shall call an election for the office of Vice Chairman to be held within fifteen (15) calendar days after such vacancy in office occurs.

    The Vice Chairman shall also perform such other duties prescribed by law or by action of the School Board.

Charter of the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia § 16.07, as amended. Selection, responsibilities, and duties of the chairman and vice-chairman.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-76, as amended. Chairman; clerk; Vice Chairman; deputy clerk; terms; compensation and bonds of clerk and deputy clerk; officers ineligible to serve as clerk and deputy clerk; approval of division superintendent's designee.

Adopted by School Board: July 21, 1992
Amended by School Board: August 17, 1999
Amended by School Board: February 20, 2001
Amended by School Board: December 2, 2008
Reviewed by School Board: August 2, 2016