The best part of this morning's board training workshop was when Liz Guthridge, of Connect Consulting Group LLC, explained how Motions to pull items from the Consent Agenda are to be handled.
Not quite like Teresa Holmes handled them; that's for sure. Robert's Rules of Order only got about six minutes today. It should have gotten at least an hour, maybe 1½ hours, out of the time from 9:00AM to 12:30PM.
I wonder whether Teresa "got" the message. At that previous board meeting she was wrong. She was completely wrong to dictate and dominate the board meeting where she made the huge error in not letting the Minutes get corrected.
And the trainer this morning wasn't even correct in explaining it. Did anyone catch that?
The trainer referred to removing an item in the Minutes. That isn't the procedure. First you pull the Item from the Consent Agenda. After the Consent Agenda is voted on, then the pulled Item is discussed. During that discussion, the error in the Minutes would be discussed and corrected. And then that Item (the Minutes) would be voted on.
Lindsay Agostini had made a motion to remove the Item containing the Minutes from the Consent Agenda. It may or may not have required a second; Lindsay said it didn't, and the superintendent agreed (although I don't think he knew, for sure). And then Teresa shut it down without discussion or vote.
Lashonda McFadden was correct that, if the board approved the Consent Agenda without removing that Item (the Minutes), then it would be approving the entire Consent Agenda, and the board couldn't fix it. Today those Minutes are wrong!
Lindsay and Lashonda were right. Holmes and the superintendent were wrong. Isn't the Secretary supposed to understand RONR? Why didn't McKie speak up? (Hint: she'd have to contradict Holmes and Davis.)
Supt. Davis was wrong, when he said there were two motions on the floor. There was a Motion, and there was a Secondary Motion (Lindsay's).
The trainer this morning said that any Board Member's motion to pull an item from the Consent Agenda should be approved. Note: this approval applies to removing the Item from the Consent Agenda, not approving the Item.
Does Teresa get to eat a little Humble Pie? Will she? Will she apologize, publicly, to Lindsay. Lashonda and the board for her error?