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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Bylaw 1-40

SCHOOL BOARD BYLAWS

Parliamentary Authority, Special Rules of Order, and Standing Rules

  1. Parliamentary Authority

    The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised shall govern the School Board in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws or any Special Rules of Order the School Board may adopt.

  2. Special Rules of Order

    The Special Rules of Order take precedence over the rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised. Once adopted by the School Board by a two-thirds vote they remain in effect until changed. The Special Rules of Order in effect shall be maintained in writing by the Clerk, shall be made an appendix to the School Board Bylaws in the School Board Policy Manual and shall be made available by the Superintendent on the division's website (www.vbschools.com).

    The Special Rules of Order may be suspended by a two-thirds vote and may be amended upon meeting the requirements to amend the Bylaws.

  3. Adoption of Standing Rules

    Pursuant to Bylaw 1-37 the Standing Rules shall include the order of business, the procedure for the Superintendent to follow in conducting the election of the Chairman, and such other standing rules as the School Board may deem necessary. Absent adoption of Standing Rules at the annual organizational meeting, the existing Standing Rules shall remain in effect until changed. The Standing Rules in effect shall be maintained in writing by the Clerk, shall be made an appendix to the School Board Bylaws and shall be made available by the Superintendent on the School Division's website (www.vbschools.com).

    Standing Rules may be adopted, amended or suspended by a two thirds majority vote of the School Board at any time and with no advance notice.

Editor's Note

For requirements to amend the Bylaws see Bylaw 1-30.
The Special Rules of Order are located in Appendix A of these Bylaws.
The Standing Rules are located in Appendix B of these Bylaws.

Adopted by School Board: July 21, 1992
Amended by School Board: September 5, 1995
Amended by School Board: October 15, 1996
Amended by School Board: December 3, 1996
Amended by School Board: January 20, 1998
Amended by School Board: August 17, 1999
Amended by School Board: December 7, 1999
Amended by School Board: February 20, 2001
Amended by School Board: December 2, 2008
Amended by School Board: August 2, 2016