This just now from the chairman of the school board.
As you’re aware, all of us on the School Board and Budget Committee took a vote on all the warrant articles immediately after both the Public Hearing and the Deliberative Session, even though the only article that changed since the Public Hearing was Article 2, the operating budget. We have been advised by district counsel to move forward the initial votes, taken after the Public Hearing, on all warrant articles except the vote on Article 2. For that article, our recommendations (for or against) that go on the ballot will be the ones we decided after the Deliberative Session. District counsel has advised us that unless an article was amended on the deliberative session floor, original recommendation tallies shall stand. We have been advised to not change a recommendation unless the article itself was amended.
Please note, however, that although we intend to follow our attorney’s advice, defects in the recommended tallies DO NOT invalidate a warrant article.
Nancy and Jason
2 responses to “District Corrects Warrant Recommendation Tally”
Please note, however, that although we intend to follow our attorney’s advice, **defects** in the recommended tallies DO NOT invalidate a warrant article.
What “defects” in the recomended tallies? Do you know what that refers to?
What would this SAU/SB do without the “legal opinion/advice” …
“Defects” probably refer to an inaccurate tally which it would be as the votes should be different from the first round of votes after the public hearing. Mrs. Steenson was absent from the special meeting after the public hearing. I was absent from the special meeting after the Deliberative Session. The total number of votes will be the same, but the votes would be different as I seldom vote as Mrs. Steenson.