Pre-filed December 6, 1999, and 1000 copies ordered printed.
ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 162.301, RSMo 1994, relating to the organization of seven-director school boards, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.
Section A. Section 162.301, RSMo 1994, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 162.301, to read as follows:
162.301. 1. Within seven days after the election of the first school board in each seven-director district, other than an urban district, and within seven days after [each annual election] the first day of the school district's fiscal year, the board shall meet. The newly elected members shall qualify by taking the oath of office prescribed by article VII, section 11, of the Constitution of Missouri.
2. The board shall organize by the election of a president and vice president, and the board shall, on or before the fifteenth day of July of each year, elect a secretary and a treasurer, who shall enter upon their respective duties on the fifteenth day of July. The secretary and treasurer may be or may not be members of the board. No compensation shall be granted to either the secretary or the treasurer until [his] such person's report and settlement are made and filed or published as the law directs.
3. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business, but no contract shall be let, person
employed, bill approved or warrant ordered unless a majority of the whole board votes therefor.