9222 - Resignation/removal from Office/Censure

Policy 9222

Bylaws of the Board

Resignation/Removal from Office/Censure


Resignation


If for reasons of health, change in domicile, or any other compelling reason a member does decide to terminate service, the Board requests as early as possible notification of intent to resign so that the Board may plan appropriately. 

When a member of a Board of Education shall cease to have their primary residence in the Town, their membership in the Board shall immediately cease.

Removal from Office

Any Board officer may be removed from office by a two thirds majority vote of the membership of the whole Board.


Procedures for Censure or Other Disciplinary Action

The following procedures shall be used in lieu of any procedures set forth in Robert’s Rules of Order with respect to any proposed action to censure or take other disciplinary action regarding a Board member for cause:
  1. The Board shall review the performance and/or conduct of the Board member in open or executive session (as determined by the Board and the Board member in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act) at a regular or special meeting of the Board, prior to initiating any action to censure or take other disciplinary action regarding a Board member for cause. 
  1. If the Board determines as a result of such discussion that censure or other disciplinary action concerning a Board member may be appropriate, the Board shall provide the Board member with:
  1. reasonable written notice of the Board’s intent to consider possible censure or other disciplinary action (such notice to be provided after being authorized by majority vote of those Board members present and voting);
  1. an informal opportunity to be heard by the Board regarding such possible censure or other disciplinary action.  The informal opportunity to be heard shall take place in open or executive session (as determined by the Board and the Board member in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act) at a regular or special meeting of the Board
  1. Any action to censure or take other disciplinary action regarding a Board member for cause following such informal hearing shall require an affirmative vote by a two-thirds majority of all members of the Board.

(cf. 9120   Officers and Auxiliary Personnel)
(cf. 9221   Filling Vacancies)


Legal References:
Connecticut General Statutes
  1.  
10-220 Duties of boards of education.

Adopted: 6/5/12

Revised: 11/19/19