BD - Organization of the Board

  • The officers of the board are chair, vice-chair, secretary, and parliamentarian. The officers are elected and sworn in annually at the board’s organizational meeting on the fourth Tuesday in February. The superintendent presides and acts as temporary chair at the meeting until a chair is elected.

    Each officer will serve for a two-year term. Officers can serve no more than two consecutive terms.

    Officers will be elected by the majority vote of the board. Voting will be conducted by voice vote or secret ballot as determined by the board.

    If three or more board members are nominated for a position and no one receives a majority, the candidates with the lowest number of votes will be removed from the ballot and a runoff will take place between the two candidates with the highest number of votes.

    Vacancies in the above-mentioned offices will be filled by the board at its discretion.

    Issued 1/19
    Adopted 1/29/19

    Legal References:

    1. S.C. Code of Laws, 1976, as amended:
      1. Section 59-19-70 - Election of officers.
    1. S.C. Acts and Joint Resolutions:
      1. 2018 Act 280 - Consolidation bill for the school districts of Orangeburg County Board; chair and other officers as necessary serve two-year terms.