APS school board candidate bounced from Board Meetings.
It had to do with a dispute over parliamentary authority.
Board Policy B.14 Parliamentary Authority
Roberts' Rules of Order, newly revised, will govern the Board of
Education, except when state regulations prevail. …Actual procedures
will be left to the discretion of the Board president.
Under Robert’s Rules of Order, it is at times appropriate to interrupt
a meeting. An interruption that is provided for by the rules is not a
But if you are powerful, unaccountable, and so inclined, you can
suspend the rules and declare the interruption a “disruption”. And then
summon four members of your Praetorian Guard to escort the offender
One would think from reading board policy that board meetings are
subject to Robert’s Rules of Order. Not so. The final sentence
manifests the fountain of the ethics and accountability issues in the
And that is the belief that rules only apply until you want to do
something else instead. Diogenes’six