The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Excerpts from the By-Laws

Annual Meeting: Election of Vice-Chairperson

ARTICLE I. Organization and Function of the Board

Section 2. Officers of the Board

The officers of the Board shall be a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and a Secretary. Each officer shall have duties, functions, powers and responsibilities:

  1. (a) As prescribed for such office by the General Laws;
  2. (b) Which by general consent and parliamentary custom pertain to such office, consistent with the General Laws; and
  3. (c) As are consistent with the foregoing and which, in addition, the Board may prescribe.

The Chairperson shall be that person so designated by the Governor pursuant to the General Laws. The Vice-Chairperson shall be elected by the Board from persons nominated by the Board at the annual meeting of the Board, and shall hold office until the next annual meeting of the Board, and until a successor is elected and qualified. The Secretary shall be the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education (the "Commissioner"), appointed by the Board in accordance with the General Laws.

Section 4. Duties of the Vice-Chairperson of the Board

To perform the duties of the Chairperson at his or her request or in case of his or her absence or incapacity.

ARTICLE II. Meetings of the Board

Section 1. Annual and Regular Meetings

The annual meeting of the Board shall be held in September.…