BEDC — Quorum

A simple majority of the ConVal School Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

 Participating Electronically from a Remote Location

When it is not reasonably practical for a member to attend in person, the member may attend via telephone, skype, or other electronic means.  RSA 91-A:2, III.  The following is required:

  1. The member participating electronically must identify anyone present at the location the member is participating from.
  2. All votes taken during the meeting must be by taken by roll call vote.
  3. The public attending the meeting and all members must be able to simultaneously hear or see  communication between the member participating remotely and those participating in person.  No  meeting shall be conducted by electronic mail or any other form of communication that does not permit the public to hear, read, or otherwise discern the meeting discussion contemporaneously at the meeting location specified in the meeting notice.
  4. Except for an emergency meeting, if a member is allowed to participate electronically from a remote location, there must be a quorum of the school board physically present at the location specified in the meeting notice.  Except in an emergency, the members participating electronically from a remote location will not count towards satisfying the quorum requirement.
  5. When, in an emergency, the quorum requirement is satisfied in part by one or more members  participating electronically from a remote location, the facts requiring immediate action before a physical quorum can be gathered shall be included in the minutes of the meeting.

Legal References:

          RSA 91-A2, Meetings Open to the Public

Category:  R

First Read:  October 3, 2017

Second Read:  October 17, 2017

Adopted:  October 17, 2017