Question: Who votes?

Are Board Members only allowed to vote, motion and 2nd? Our By-laws are not clear on this procedure. It appears that the Board Members, Committee Members and Principal are all allowed to vote. What is the usual protocol on this?

Asked by carrieflanders1



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Craig writes:
At a general meeting, any member can make a motion and vote on it except the person who is presiding (usually the president). If there's a tie vote, the presiding officer then has the right to break the tie -- if she hasn't voted already.

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carrieflanders1 writes:
Thank about at a regular monthly meeting not a general meeting?

Advice from PTO Today

Craig writes:
At a board meeting, only board members make motions and vote.(Board meetings usually are small enough that many groups dispense with that formality and make decisions by consensus.) At your regular meetings, any member can make motions and vote.

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