Parliamentary Authority, Special Rules of Order, and Standing Rules 1-40

 

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 provide the parliamentary procedures for School Board meetings. School Board Committees are encouraged but not required to follow the Special Rules of Order. The Special Rules of Order are amended, suspended or repealed in the same manner as Bylaws. The Special Rules of Order in effect will be maintained in writing by the Clerk, will be made an appendix to the School Board Bylaws and will be published along with the Bylaws.

  3. School Board Standing Rules

    The School Board Standing Rules serve as a guide for how the agendas for regular meetings of the School Board are conducted. School Board Committees are not required to follow the Standing Rules. If all eleven School Board Members are present when a motion to amend, suspend or repeal a Bylaw is made, then affirmative votes of seven School Board Members are required for the motion to pass. If less than eleven School Board Members are present or if there are less than eleven School Board Members who have been elected or appointed to the School Board, then affirmative votes of one half plus one of the School Board Members present at a meeting (rounding down for a fractional member) when a motion to amend, suspend or repeal a Bylaw are required for the motion to pass.

School Board Bylaw 1-30
School Board Bylaw 1-37
School Board Bylaws Appendix A
School Board Bylaws Appendix B

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
Amended by School Board: February 12, 2019
Amended by School Board: September 28, 2021