Chapter 1 – Governance and Organization

1.30.07 Parliamentary Procedure
Three members of the Board of Trustees shall constitute a quorum, and no action shall be taken by less than a majority of the board members except that a lesser number may adjourn any regular or special meeting at which a quorum is not present to a definite time and place announced in open meeting. The secretary of the board shall in person or in writing notify the absent members of the time, date and place set for the adjourned meeting.

Normally, voting shall be via voice. Any member of the board for purposes of record may however, call for a roll call vote. A member abstaining from voting on any matter shall voice such abstention for recording in the minutes.

In questions of parliamentary procedure, the actions of the board shall be conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order, newly revised, unless specified otherwise by state law or regulations of the state board or by these bylaws.
 
Appearances Before the Board
The Board will provide members of the public an opportunity to address the Board at each open public meeting. The chair of the Board reserves the right to determine time limits on statements and presentations. The Board also reserves the right to determine the order of appearances based on the meeting agenda and as deemed desirable for a fair presentation of all views, pro and con. If a group wishes to comment on a specific issue, the Board encourages the group to designate a spokesperson to address the Board on their behalf. Matters for comment may be limited to the extent provided by the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 42.30 RCW or other applicable laws and regulations.
 
The Chancellor shall be given an opportunity to examine and evaluate each matter of business and to recommend a course of action prior to a decision by the Board.
 
Interruptions
Consistent with RCW 42.30.050, in the event that any meeting is interrupted by a group or groups of persons so as to render the orderly conduct of such meeting unfeasible and order cannot be restored by the removal of individuals who are interrupting the meeting, the members of the governing body conducting the meeting may order the meeting room cleared and continue in session or may adjourn the meeting and reconvene at another location selected by majority vote of the members. In such a session, final disposition may be taken only on matters appearing on the agenda. Representatives of the press or other news media, except those participating in the disturbance, shall be allowed to attend any session. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the governing body from establishing a procedure for readmitting an individual or individuals not responsible for disturbing the orderly conduct of the meeting.
 
[Adopted 4/19/05; effective 1/1/06; formerly 1.30.01(7); Amended 10/15/13]