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Title 16: Education

Chapter 11: UNION SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND JOINT SCHOOLS

Sub-Chapter 04: Union School Districts

16 V.S.A. § 706l. Vacancies in district offices



§ 706 l. Vacancies in district offices

(a) A vacancy occurring in any district office other than on the board of directors shall be temporarily filled by the board of school directors of the union school district as soon as practicable after the vacancy occurs and the temporary appointee shall serve until the district, at its next meeting, fills the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(b) When a vacancy occurs on the board of directors:

(1) If the member represented a member school district, the clerk shall immediately notify the school board of the member district. Within 30 days of the receipt of that notice, the school board shall appoint a person who is otherwise eligible to serve as a director from that district to fill the vacancy until an election at a special or annual district meeting is held.

(2) If the member represented a town that does not have a school board, the clerk shall immediately notify the selectboard of the town. Within 30 days of the receipt of that notice, the selectboard shall appoint a person who is otherwise eligible to serve as a director from that district to fill the vacancy until an election at a special or annual district meeting is held.

(3) If the member was elected at large to represent the entire union district, the union school board shall, within 30 days of the creation of the vacancy, appoint a person who is otherwise eligible to serve as a director to fill the vacancy until an election at a special or annual district meeting is held.

(4) If there are vacancies in a majority of the members of the board of directors at the same time, the remaining director or directors are authorized to draw orders for payment of continuing obligations and necessary expenses until a majority of the vacancies is filled. If there are no directors in office, the Secretary of State shall appoint and authorize the union school district clerk or other qualified person to draw orders for payment of continuing obligations and necessary expenses until a majority of the vacancies is filled. (Added 1967, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), § 18; amended 1975, No. 171 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2005, No. 32, § 2.)