A vacancy occurs when a board member resigns, forfeits or otherwise leaves the office. A vacancy also includes, but is not limited to, the following: failure to elect at an election when there is no incumbent to continue in office until his or her successor is elected and qualified, failure to reside in the school district or a continuous absence from the district of more that 60 days, absence from more than 2 consecutive regular board meetings unless excused by a majority of the remaining members of the board, death of the incumbent, a court order declaring the seat vacant, conviction of a felony, or any public offense in violation of the oath of office.
The resignation of a member or any other reason for a vacancy shall be made a part of the minutes of the school board. The board shall give notice of the date the vacancy occurred, the office vacated, and the length of the unexpired term in writing to the election commissioner or county clerk, and by a notice published in a newspaper of general circulation in the school district.
Legal Reference: Neb. Statute 32-560 et seq.
Cross Reference: 201.02 Board Membership - Elections/Appointment
Policy Adopted: 12/08/03 COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Policy Revised: 11/10/08 Columbus, Nebraska
Policy Revised: 08/09/10 Reviewed 8/9/10