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Friday  •  June 25, 2021

Student Member of the Board Invokes Rarely Used Parliamentary Procedure to Object to Vote on School Resource Officer MOU

By Steven Keller


Last night, the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) invoked a parliamentary procedure from Robert’s Rules of Order to object to the consideration of a motion made to pass the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the HCPSS School Resource Officer (SRO) program. This may be the first time in HCPSS history that this procedure has been invoked.

The objection requires 2/3 of the Board (6 members) to pass. Since at least 4 Board members were known to be in support of the SRO program, this action by the SMOB was clearly just a symbolic protest.

The SRO MOU passed 5-3, so the SRO program will be active for the 2021-2022 school year.


Per the changes made in this MOU, the HCPSS SRO program is no longer a 5-year authorized program and will instead need annual reauthorization by the Board of Education (via motion & vote).


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