Children Act 2001

Meetings and procedure.


175.—(1) Each board of management shall hold such and so many meetings as may be necessary for the performance of its functions.

(2) (a)  The chairperson of a board of management shall, if present, chair meetings of the board.

(b)  If and so long as the chairperson is not present or if the office of chairperson is vacant, the members who are present at a meeting of the board shall choose one of their number to chair the meeting concerned.

(c)  The chairperson and each other member present shall have a vote.

(d)  Every question shall be determined by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting on the question.

(e)  In the case of an equal division of votes, the chairperson or, in his or her absence, the member chosen to chair the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.

(f)  The quorum for a meeting shall be 6 or such greater number as the board may from time to time determine.

(3) A board of management may act notwithstanding one or more than one vacancy among its members and, subject to the provisions of this Part, shall determine its own procedure.