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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Bylaw 1-41

SCHOOL BOARD BYLAWS

Quorum/Call to Order/Action

  1. Quorum

    At any meeting of the School Board a majority of the Members of the School Board shall constitute a quorum.

    Should a quorum not be assembled at the appointed hour, the School Board Members present may adjourn temporarily in order that an opportunity may be given for a quorum to assemble, without which no business can be legally transacted. It shall be at the Chairman's discretion to cancel the scheduled meeting when he deems it appropriate having allowed time to elapse to permit for delayed School Board Members’ arrival.

  2. Call to Order

    Should a quorum be assembled at the hour and place appointed for the meeting, the Chairman or, in the absence of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman shall assume the chair and declare the meeting in order.

    Should a quorum be assembled at the hour appointed, and the Chairman and Vice-Chairman be absent, a School Board Member selected by those present shall serve during the meeting or until the Chairman or Vice-Chairman shall appear.

  3. Action

    The affirmative vote of a majority of the School Board Members present at any meeting having a quorum shall be considered sufficient for action except for actions which may require a greater vote due to law, School Board bylaw or policy. Proxies are not allowed.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-73, as amended. Quorum.

Adopted by School Board: July 21, 1992
Amended by School Board: September 5, 1995
Amended by School Board: October 15, 1996
Amended by School Board: December 3, 1996
Amended by School Board: January 20, 1998
Amended by School Board: August 17, 1999
Amended by School Board: December 7, 1999
Amended by School Board: February 20, 2001
Amended by School Board: December 2, 2008
Amended by School Board: August 2, 2016