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BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 67 (OKANAGAN SKAHA)
INAUGURAL MEETING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2002 AT 7:30 P.M.
SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE
AGENDA
1. CALL TO ORDER / SWEARING IN CEREMONIES
1.1
Results of Trustee Elections
The secretary-treasurer will review the results of the trustee elections.
1.2
Oaths of Office
Judge Gale Sinclair will administer oaths of office. (Attachment)
2. INAUGURAL MEETING
2.1
Election of Chairperson
Pursuant to the School Board Procedural By-law #1, the inaugural
meeting of the board in each year shall be held within 30 days from the
date that the new board begins its term of office and shall be convened
by the secretary-treasurer. The chairperson of the inaugural meeting
shall be the secretary-treasurer (“the interim chairperson”) until such
time as the board chairperson has been elected.
Procedural By-law #1 states:
“The interim chairperson shall call for nominations for board
chairperson three times and declare nominations closed. A secret
ballot shall be held and the person receiving more than one-half of the
total number of votes cast shall be declared elected. If no person
receives a clear majority, that person with the least number of votes
shall be dropped from the nominees and a further ballot conducted.
Any vote involving only two trustees that ends in a tie vote shall result
in the appointment of an interim chairperson to serve until the next
regular meeting at which time the nomination and election process will
be repeated. The interim chairperson shall be selected from the first
available trustee in the following order:
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(a) The most recent chairperson;
(b) The most recent vice chairperson;
(c) The two remaining trustees nominated for chairperson drawing
lots.”
2.2
Election of Vice Chairperson
The newly elected chairperson will conduct the election of the vice
chairperson. The election of the vice chairperson shall follow the same
procedures as that for the chairperson.
2.3
B.C. School Trustees Association Provincial Council
According to BCSTA by-laws, a provincial councilor and an alternate
are to be elected annually between December 1 and the following
January 15 to act as the Board’s representative to the Provincial
Council of the B.C. School Trustees Association.
2.4
BCPSEA Representative Council
According to the British Columbia Public School Employers’
Association bylaws, member boards are each represented by a school
trustee who is not in a conflict situation as defined by the Association’s
bylaws. In the past, the appointment for the delegate and alternate for
this district has been made by election.
Bylaw 2.4 of the BCPSEA bylaws states:
“No person with a direct or indirect pecuniary interest, within the
meaning of the School Act, in teacher or support staff collective
bargaining is eligible:
a. to be elected to the Board of Directors of the Association;
b. to represent a member at any general meeting of the
Association;
c. to represent a member at any other function of the Association.”
2.5
Discussion of Committees and Representative Appointments
The normal procedure in the past has been that the chairperson has
presented committee and representative appointments at the first
regular school board meeting following the inaugural meeting. A listing
of established committees, representations, and school liaison
appointments is attached. In order to assist the chairperson in making
appointments, please indicate on the attached form your preferences
for committee or representative appointments. (Attachment)
2.6
Financial Disclosure Forms
Trustees are required to file the annual Statement of Disclosure form
by January 15, 2003.
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3. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
• December 9, 2002, School Board Office
4. ADJOURNMENT
5. QUESTION PERIOD
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Next School Board Meeting
BCSTA Trustees Academy
December 9, 2002 – Regular Meeting
December 5-8, 2002
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