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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Bylaw 1-18

SCHOOL BOARD BYLAWS

Officers: Election and Term of Office

  1. Election

    The Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be elected by the School Board for a one-year term at the annual organizational meeting which will be the first regular meeting in January. At such meeting, the Clerk and Deputy Clerk shall be appointed by the School Board for a one-year term upon recommendation of the Superintendent.

    1. Procedure for electing Chairman - If fewer than four candidates are nominated for the Chairman, candidates will be voted for electronically utilizing the voting colors green, red, and yellow on the electronic voting board. The candidates will draw for their voting color and the Clerk will inform the School Board Members which candidate is assigned to each color. School Board Members will then vote for a candidate by selecting the color that corresponds to the candidate on the electronic voting board. The candidate with the most votes will be declared the Chairman. If four or more candidates are nominated for the position of Chairman, then the candidates will be voted upon in an order determined by random process.
    2. Procedure for electing Vice Chairman - the newly elected Chairman will conduct the election for Vice Chairman using the same procedure.
  2. Term of Office

    The Chairman shall serve in that position until the annual organizational meeting. If the Chairman's elected/appointed term of office on the School Board expires before the annual organizational meeting, the Vice Chairman shall act as Chairman until the annual organizational meeting. If the Vice Chairman's elected/appointed term of office on the School Board expires before the annual organizational meeting, the most senior School Board Member whose last name is first alphabetically shall act as Chairman until the annual meeting.

Editor's Note

The election shall be held in accordance with School Board Bylaw 1-37.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-76, as amended. Chairman; clerk; Vice Chairman; deputy clerk; terms; compensation and bonds of clerk and deputy clerk; officers ineligible to serve as clerk and deputy clerk; approval of division superintendent's designee.

Charter of the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia §§3:02:1, 3.02:2 and 16.04, as amended.

Adopted by School Board: July 21, 1992
Amended by School Board: August 17, 1999
Amended by School Board: February 20, 2001
Amended by School Board: August 21, 2007
Amended by School Board: December 2, 2008
Reviewed by School Board: August 2, 2016