2341 - Quorum

In order to conduct official business at a regular or special meeting, a quorum of the board must be present.

A quorum is defined as a majority of the members of the board. If a quorum is not present at any meeting, the chairperson will postpone the meeting until such time as a quorum can be present, provided adequate notice is given pursuant to the Open Meetings Law. Proxy voting will not be recognized by the board.

A member who has withdrawn from a meeting without being excused by majority vote of the remaining members shall be counted as present for purposes of determining whether a quorum is present.

Legal References: G.S. 143-318.12, Iredell County Bd. of Educ. v. Dickson, 235 N.C. 359 (1952), Edwards v. Yancey County Bd. of Educ., 235 N.C. 345 (1952)

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Adopted: 5/5/08 Updated: 4/12/16