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Duties of the Chair
The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the MSAD #11 Board and shall perform other duties as directed by law, Maine Department of Education rules, and by this MSAD #11 Board. In carrying out these responsibilities, the Chair shall:
A. Sign the instruments, acts, and orders necessary to carry out state requirements and the will of the MSAD #11 Board;
B. Consult with the Superintendent in the planning of the MSAD #11 Board meeting agendas;
C. Confer with the Superintendent on crucial matters that may occur between MSAD #11 Board meetings;
D. Appoint subcommittees and serve as an ex-officio member of all such committees;
E. Call special meetings of the MSAD #11 Board as necessary;
F. Be the public spokesperson for the MSAD #11 Board at all times except as this responsibility is specifically delegated to others; and
G. Preside at and be responsible for the orderly conduct of all MSAD #11 Board meetings.
As presiding officer at all meetings of the MSAD #11 Board, the Chair shall:
A. Call the meeting to order at the appointed time;
B. Announce the business to come before the MSAD #11 Board in its proper order;
C. Enforce the MSAD #11 Board's policies relating to the order of business and the conduct of meetings;
D. Explain, as appropriate, what the effect of a motion would be;
E. Restrict discussion when a motion is before the MSAD #11 Board;
F. Put motions to a vote and announce the vote result.
The Chair shall have the right, as other MSAD #11 board members have, to offer motions, discuss questions, and vote.
Duties of the Vice-Chair
In the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair shall perform all the duties of the Chair and any other duties assigned by the Chair.
Duties of the Secretary
The Superintendent shall serve as Secretary of the MSAD #11 Board, with the right to speak on all questions and offer recommendations. The Secretary shall be responsible for ensuring that records are kept of all business transacted by the MSAD #11 Board at both regular and appropriately called special meetings, and shall perform such other functions as are ordinarily functions of this office.
Legal Reference: 20-A MRSA § 1251.5, 7
Cross Reference: BB - School Board Legal Status
Adopted: Prior to 1985
Revised: 6/5/86; 11/1/90; 10/1/92; 4/10/95; 5/4/95; 6/15/2006