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 Board may require a larger vote.  Every member present, including the President, shall be entitled to one vote.


All voting shall be by voice, or by show of hands; 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 upon his/her request.


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 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 members present are authorized to speak on issues, offer and second motions, and vote.


Reconsideration of action shall be according to Robert's Rules of Order, with the exception that matter voted on by the Board shall not be brought up for reconsideration more than once during the calendar year except by a two-thirds vote of the Board.


No action shall be taken by the Board except as taken above at a properly called regular or special meeting.



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

Atty. Gen. Op. 82-274; May 5, 1982


Grant Parish School Board