Policy Details

9221 Filling Vacancies




If a vacancy occurs in the office of any member of the local board of education, unless otherwise provided by charter or special act, such vacancy shall be filled by the remaining members of said board until the next regular town election, at which election a successor shall be elected for the unexpired portion of the term, the official ballot specifying the vacancy to be filled.

Such vacancies will be formally announced to the Board at one of its regularly scheduled meetings and no action will be taken until the next regularly scheduled meeting. Since the Board will fill vacancies with special attention paid to the Statutes relating to minority representation of Boards and to party representation within the election cycle in which the recently retired Board members was elected, the Board shall first seek suggestions to fill such a vacancy from the town committee of the political party of the retired Board members.

At the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board, the vacancy will be filled by a majority vote of all members of the Board of Education and the action shall be recorded in the minutes of that meeting.

Legal Reference: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 9-204 Minority representation on boards of education.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 9-206 Election of board of education in towns adopting biennial elections. Alternate rotation of terms and length of terms permitted
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-219 Procedure for filling vacancy on local board of education
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-156e Employees of boards of education permitted to serve as elected officials; exception.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-232 Restriction on employment of members of the board of education.

Litchfield Board of Education
Bylaw Adopted: 12/6/1983
Bylaw Reviewed: 1/6/2010, 2/3/2016
Bylaw Revised: 4/27/1999, 10/3/2018

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