Rules and Procedures for SEAC Meetings

The following rules and procedures apply to SEAC meetings:

  • When a member with an appointed alternate cannot attend a committee meeting, the member shall notify the alternate and the alternate should attend the meeting.
  • Where a seat of the committee is vacant and has not yet been filled, the alternate for the member shall act in the member's place for all purposes.
  • A majority of the members of a SEAC is a quorum, and "a vote of a majority of the members present at a meeting is necessary to bind the committee."
  • Every member or alternate at a meeting is entitled to one vote.
  • At their first meeting, the committee members shall elect one member as chair and one as vice-chair. The chair or vice-chair (in the absence of the chair) shall preside at meetings. If the chair and vice-chair are not present at a meeting, the members present may elect a chair for that meeting.
  • The chair may vote with the other members of the committee. Any motion on which there is an equality of votes is lost.
  • The committee shall meet at least 10 times during each school year.