Sunday, July 13, 2003

On requiring whole school board for vote on consolidation

Wise County school board attorney Scott Mullins has opined that the school board may not impose a requirement on itself that it will not consider a motion on consolidation of high schools without all eight members present, because Virginia state law says the board can act so long as a quorum is present, according to this report in the Coalfield Progress.

I suppose the thinking behind this proposal was to keep some board members from avoiding the political fall-out from having to vote on the consolidation of the high school in Appalachia, which may be inevitable despite the vocal opposition from many residents of the Town of Appalachia.

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