Continuing from the last post, about the 8/25/2020 board meeting and the attempt by Mrs. Agostini to amend the agenda for 9/8/2020 by adding a discussion of the board chair's authority to act individually on behalf of the board.
After the discussion had gone on for a while (and ranged out-of-control) McKie was recognized (at 2:17:50). She said she just wanted to make a comment and call for the vote.
Recently I quoted a section from Dummies about such a call for the vote during discussion. The author of Dummies labeled such a Call for a Vote as "rude".
Here's what I heard in McKie's comment: "I'm going to say what I want to say and then I'm going to shut you down!"
She said what she wanted to say. Then she said, "Let me say this and then I'm calling for the vote."
Then she said more and defended (her friend) Shadd's letter, which had been sent without Board knowledge or approval.
Then she said, "I call for the vote."
At that point Mrs. Agostini raised the point that it was necessary to vote on McKie's call for a vote (which should have been in the form of a Motion, but wasn't).
Shadd was wrong when he said that once the vote was called for and recognized by the Chair, then they had to vote.
(2:20:00) Then McKie butted in and claimed motions had been commingled. They hadn't, but she apparently couldn't keep track of the order of them. Shadd was attempting to recite Agostini's Secondary Motion, when McKie began speaking.
Discussion ended, and the vote began.
Then Elkins wanted to comment on why she had voted Yes. She said a Board member should not be "shut down".
Then Holmes weighed in during the voting and wanted to explain her No vote. She too was out of order.
The secretary (not the Secretary) announced the vote result: 2-5, but they failed to show the results to the public.
I suspect this will come up again, and it should. There should be a public discussion of the limits of the board chair's authority.
When will the board hire Attorney McFadden to return and further train them on parliamentary procedure? Ever?
Keep in mind, of course, that McKie and Holmes are, today, not even legitimate members of the school board. To become legitimate members, all they have to do is take the oath of office. They have been eligible to take the oath of office since December 4, 2018.