Policy Details

9221 Filling Vacancies




Any vacancy occurring in the office of any member of the Board shall be filled by a vote of the remaining members of the Board until the next regular election, when the newly-elected members shall be seated immediately.

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 class 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. § 9-206 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

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

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