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.