BEA — Regular School Board Meetings

The School Board shall meet at least once a month. Unless otherwise determined by Board action, regular meetings of the Board shall be held at SAU 1, Superintendent’s Office, on the first and third Tuesday of each month in a handicapped accessible location, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Notice of all board meetings will be posted in two appropriate places or printed in the local newspaper at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting. The Superintendent is authorized to post notice of meetings on the District website.

All regular meetings shall be open to the public. The Board will establish the agenda of each meeting. The Board reserves the right to amend the agenda during the meeting, should a majority of the board vote to do so. Additionally, the Board may or may not allow public comments at the meeting. Should the Board offer time for public comments, such comments may be restricted to agenda items only, and the Board may decline members of the public the opportunity to speak on items not on the agenda. Further clarification of public comments policies are located in Policies BEDH, KE, and KEB.

All changes of regular meetings from normal dates shall be advertised at least 24 hours prior to the date of the meeting. Special meetings can be held at the discretion of the Board Chair.

A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum. Provisions for meeting a quorum are established in Board Policy BEDC.
The School Board recognizes that the consistent attendance of Board Members at Board Meetings is essential for the efficient, effective operation of the Board’s duties, as well as for fulfilling our individual obligations as elected officials. The Board Secretary is responsible for tracking attendance.

Legal References:
RSA 91-A, Access to Public Records and Meetings
N.H. Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 303.01(f), Substantive Duties of School Boards

1st Read: August 14, 2012
2nd Read: September 18, 2012
Adopted: September 18, 2012