School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
SCHOOL BOARD STANDING RULES
Regular meetings shall be generally held in the School Board Chambers of the School Administration Building on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The normal times and order of business at regular meetings shall be as follows:
The School Board may provide recognition at its formal regular School Board meetings for achievements that meet the following criteria:
At the Annual Organizational Meeting the Superintendent shall serve as Chairman pro tem for the sole purpose of electing the Chairman.
The election procedure begins with the call for the nomination of candidates for the position of Chairman. The nomination of any candidate does not require a second. A motion to close nominations is not necessary but, when made, requires an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the School Board. A motion to re-open nominations requires a majority vote of the School Board.
Procedure for electing Chairman - If fewer than four candidates are nominated for the Chairman, candidates will be voted for electronically utilizing the voting colors green, red, and yellow on the electronic voting board. The candidates will draw for their voting color and the Clerk will inform the School Board Members which candidate is assigned to each color. School Board Members will then vote for a candidate by selecting the color that corresponds to the candidate on the electronic voting board. If four or more candidates are nominated for the position of Chairman, then each School Board Member present will vote for a nominee by written ballot. The Clerk or designee will read the name of the School Board Member and who that School Board Member voted for. If no nominee receives a majority vote, then balloting will continue until one nominee has receives a majority vote of the School Board Members present at the Meeting. Abstention votes will not be allowed during balloting for the Chairman or Vice Chairman.
If repeat balloting is necessary, all candidates remain under consideration, unless a candidate withdraws.
The School Board may permit Members to speak on behalf of nominations at the time of nomination or only after nominations have closed, at its discretion.
Following the completion of the election of the Chairman, the Chairman shall conduct the election of the Vice Chairman. The same procedure for election will be followed.
1In order to ensure a recognition process that is reasonable and manageable, the School Board may read and approve resolutions supported by Presidential, Congressional, General Assembly, and Gubernatorial Proclamation
Pursuant to Bylaw 1-40 these Standing Rules may be suspended or amended by a majority vote of the Board at any time and without notice.
See Bylaw 1-37 for adoption, publication and scope of Standing Rules.
Adopted by the School Board: February 20, 2001
Amended by the School Board: July 3, 2001
Amended by the School Board: July 2, 2002
Amended by the School Board: July 1, 2003
Amended by the School Board: July 6, 2004
Amended by the School Board: July 5, 2005
Amended by the School Board: July 8, 2006
Amended by the School Board: July 12, 2007
Amended by the School Board: December 2, 2008
Amended by the School Board: August 18, 2015
Amended by School Board: August 2, 2016