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P 0324 Filling Board Vacancies

Whenever a vacancy occurs on the Board of Education, the remaining members of the Board will, by majority vote, select an individual to fill the vacant position until the next annual school election. Persons who are delinquent in the payment of state income tax, personal property tax, municipal tax, or real property tax on the person's place of residence are not eligible to be appointed to a Board vacancy. A candidate to fill a Board vacancy must provide the District with a signed and notarized affidavit stating that all state income taxes and property taxes, both person and real, have been paid or attest to the fact that no taxes were owed for the two fiscal years immediately prior to their appointment.

In filling the vacancy, the Board will inform the community and solicit applications. In addition, the Board may affirmatively solicit qualified community members to apply for the vacant position. The Board, or a committee designated by the Board will screen the applicants and will select no more than three applicants for Board interview. Candidate interviews and the vote taken to fill the vacancy will occur in an open session meeting of the Board.

If there are more than two vacancies and if the District is located in a county without a county commission, the county executive will fill the vacancies with the advice and consent of the county council.


Board Approved Date: September 20, 2021
Last Updated: August 2021