Code No.: 201.7
Purpose: To provide guidelines for filling Board vacancies.
Policy: Board vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the remaining Directors of the Board, in open session, within 30 days after the vacancy occurs. A person so appointed holds office until the next election, at which time a qualified successor is elected. Any appointed Director of the Board shall qualify within 15 days after the appointment, in the manner specified by law.
If the remaining Directors of the Board do not fill the vacancy within 30 days, the Secretary is required to call a special election.
A vacancy will exist if there is a failure to elect at the proper election or to appoint within the time fixed by law; an incumbent ceases to be a resident of the District or sub-district; an incumbent or officer-elect resigns or passes away; an incumbent forfeits his office, or a competent tribunal declares his office vacant; or an incumbent is convicted of an infamous crime or of any public offense involving the violation of his oath of office; or a court order removes a Board Director for engaging in, and having had damages assessed against, the Board Director for two violations of the Open Meetings law.