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For the purpose of organizing, the School Committee, at its first regular meeting following the town's annual elections, will elect from its membership a chairman, a vice-chairman, and a clerk, all of whom will hold their respective offices for a term of one year or until a successor is elected.


A majority of the members of the School Committee will constitute a quorum. The election will proceed as follows:


  1. The immediate past-chair shall function as the temporary chair until a new chairman is elected.  In the event that the immediate past-chair is no longer on the Committee, the immediate vice-chairman shall serve as the temporary chairman.  In the event that the immediate chairman and vice-chairman are no longer on the Committee, the most senior member shall serve as the temporary chairman until a new chairman is elected.


  1. Nominations for the office of chairman will be made from the floor. The chairman will be elected by a majority roll-call vote of the members present and voting. If no nominee receives a majority vote, the election will be declared null and void and nominations will be reopened.


  1. Upon election, the new chairman will preside, calling for the election of a vice-chairman and secretary, in order. The procedure used for their election will be the same as that for electing the chairman.


Any vacancy among the officers occurring between organizational meetings will be filled as follows:


  1. The vice-chair will fill a chairman vacancy


  1. The clerk will fill a vice-chair vacancy


  1. Any remaining vacancies will be filled by a member elected by the School Committee. The election will be conducted as described above.


Following election of officers at its organizational meeting, the School Committee may proceed into such regular or special business as scheduled on the agenda.



SOURCE:  Georgetown


Adopted on:     September 27, 2007