Friday, May 17, 2019

Henry M. Robert - DOA 5/14/2019

If Henry M. Robert had been at the May 14, 2019 Richland 2 School Board meeting, he would have been pronounced DOA at 10:30PM. Lucky for him, he died in 1923 at age 86.

Mr. Robert published Robert's Rules of Order in 1876.

The Richland 2 Board would be well-advised to purchase a copy for each board member and superintendent and to commence a year's study of the Rules. And apply them.

If they did, there would never be another four-hour board meeting.

From its website,, comes "Robert's Rules of Order is the standard set of rules first published in 1876 by Henry M. Robert to run orderly meetings with maximum fairness to all members.".

What a concept! "Maximum fairness to all members" That would include not subjecting them to the cruel and unusual punishment and torture of a four-hour meeting (after 90 minutes of other meetings).

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