Friday morning’s special meeting about legal representation for the superintendent search process was first scheduled when it seemed that four of the five board members could be there, but when one had a doctor’s appointment, everything changed.
Once you schedule a board meeting, under the law, you have to hold that meeting and three members were there, so that’s a quorum. But they recognized that it wouldn’t have done much good to discuss this subject without board member Sarah Koegler, who brought up the issue in the first place.
So Board President Shane Mallet had an idea.
“I informed the board at 10:25, the board members that were present, that should there not be a quorum, that a meeting could not take place, that it could be placed on the agenda at a later date, that no taxpayer dollars would be wasted. Mr. Birch decided that that would be a good solution and decided to leave the meeting,” said Mallett.
Once Tim Birch left the meeting, they lacked a quorum, cancelled the meeting, and got a round of applause from those in the seats.
Shane Mallett said there was only one item on the agenda. He says without the member who was most interested in that, it would have been a waste to hold the meeting.
The meeting will now be rescheduled for a later date.