Shelby County Board of Education
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Issued Date: 08/26/10


The Board shall elect, at its first regular meeting following the election of new members and annually thereafter, one of its members to serve as chairman and one to serve as vice-chairman. The term of the newly elected Board chairman shall commence at the conclusion of the regular meeting in September. The Superintendent of schools serves as secretary to the board at all meetings.

Duties of the Chairman:
  1. Preside at all meetings of the board;
  2. Appoint committees authorized by the board;
  3. Serve as chair of the executive committee; and
  4. Countersign all warrants authorized by the board of education and issued by the superintendent for all expenditures of the school system.

Duties of the Vice-Chairman:

In the absence of the chairman, the vice-chairman presides at the meeting and shall have all the powers of the chairman other than signing warrants and payroll checks.

If the chairman and vice-chairman are absent at a meeting at which a quorum is present, the ranking member present in terms of continuous service on the board shall preside.

Duties of the Secretary:

  1. Provide adequate notice of all board meetings;
  2. Prepare the agenda; and
  3. Keep or cause to be kept, complete and accurate minutes of all meetings of the Board.

In the event of death or incapacity of the chairman, an election will be held to select a new chairman. The vice-chairman shall assume all duties during the interim.