BOARD MEMBERSHIP - ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS (Class III)
The annual school election takes place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Terms shall be staggered so that three board members are elected at each general election. Members of the board will be elected at large.
Incumbents must file for election at the Office of the County Clerk, Platte County, by February 15 prior to the date of the primary election. All other candidates must file for election by March 1 prior to the date of the primary election.
If a vacancy occurs on the board it may be temporarily filled by appointment within 45 days of the vacancy by the remaining members of the board. The remainder of the unexpired term shall be filled by the normal board member election process in the next general election. If the board does not fill the vacancy by appointment, the vacancy may be filled by election at a special election or school district meeting called for that purpose. If a majority of the offices of the school board members are vacant, the Secretary of State will call a special school district election to fill the vacancies.
Legal Reference: Neb. Statute 32-501 et seq.
Cross Reference: 201.05 Term of Office
Policy COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Adopted: 12-08-03 Columbus, Nebraska