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Board Policies – Section B – School Board Operations

BCBG – Voting Method

The board shall take action by way of motions. No motion may be acted upon until it has been seconded by a member of the board. The vote on all motions shall be by “yes” and “no” and will be taken by a show of hands or other public voting method. Following each vote, the president shall announce the motion carried or failed by a vote of ______ affirmative votes to _______ negative votes. The minutes shall indicate whether a motion passed or failed. Each board member shall have the privilege of explaining any vote.

Any abstaining vote shall be counted as a “no” vote. (cf. KSA 22-8205)

Any member may declare a conflict of interest in a particular issue and shall leave the meeting room until discussion and voting on the matter is concluded. The minutes shall note that a particular member has declared a conflict of interest and left. The minutes shall also record the time the member left the meeting and when the member returned to the board meeting.

Approved: April 24, 2013

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