The President shall preside at all meetings and perform all other duties prescribed by law or by the State Board.

The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in case of absence or disability of the President.

In the event the office of President becomes vacant, the Vice-President shall serve until a successor has been elected.  If more than three meetings remain before the Board is scheduled to reorganize itself in January, the Board shall elect a successor at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

The members present shall determine who presides if the President and Vice-President are both absent from a meeting.  For purposes of electing a presiding member in such cases, the meeting shall be temporarily chaired by the member with the longest service on the Board.  If two or more members have equal length of service, the temporary chair shall be selected by lot.

By statute, the Commissioner of Education is Secretary of the Board and shall serve as the Executive Officer of the State Board and shall perform all duties required by law or by the State Board.  The Commissioner shall not be a member of the State Board.