Section 16-47-31

Quorum; majority vote; president pro tempore.

Five members of the board of trustees, exclusive of the ex officio members, shall constitute a quorum. Every member present shall be required to vote, and a majority of those present shall govern. At their first meeting, the board shall elect one of its number president pro tempore, who shall preside in the absence of the Governor and shall hold the position until the next annual or special meeting, when another president pro tempore shall be elected.

(School Code 1927, §551; Code 1940, T. 52, §494.)