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School board electronic meeting proposal fails on second reading
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The school board, voting on second and final reading of a proposed electronic attendance policy for board members they approved last month, did not adopt the policy Thursday night.At the regular meeting of the board last week, member Billy Miller told the board that he felt the proposal should have gone to the policy committee before being brought before the board, and made a motion that the first reading be rescinded and the proposal be sent to the policy committee.Miller said he was seeking clarification on some of the language in the plan.Board member Doug Stephens seconded Miller's motion, and member W.J. (Dub) Evins, III, Miller and Stephens voted in favor, while board members Charles Robinson, John David Foutch, and Chairman Johnny Lattimore voted against the motion. In the absence of member Kenny Rhody, who has been plagued with health problems recently, the four votes to pass the motion were not acquired.Foutch then made a motion to adopt the policy on second and final reading, and Robinson seconded the motion. The vote again tied 3-3 with Foutch, Robinson, and Lattimore voting for the plan and Miller, Stephens, and Evils voting against it.Miller then restated his motion to rescind the proposal and send it to the policy committee.