2.70 - Vacancies on School Board - Filling Vacancies

Elective office of a School Board member becomes vacant before the term’s expiration when any of the following occurs:
  1. Death of the incumbent;
  2. Resignation in writing filed with the Secretary of the School Board;
  3. Legal disability of the incumbent;
  4. Conviction of a felony, bribery, perjury, or other infamous crime, or of any offense involving a violation of official oath, or of a violent crime against a child;
  5. Removal from office;
  6. The decision of a competent tribunal declaring his or her election void;
  7. Ceasing to be an inhabitant of the District or of a particular area from which he or she was elected, if the residential requirements contained in The School Code are violated;
  8. An illegal conflict of interest; or
  9. Acceptance of a second public office that is incompatible with School Board membership.

Filling Vacancies

Whenever a vacancy occurs, the remaining members shall notify the Regional Superintendent of Schools of that vacancy within 5 days after its occurrence and shall fill the vacancy until the next regular School Board election, at which election a successor shall be elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. However, if the vacancy occurs with less than 868 days remaining in the term, the person so appointed shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term, and no election to fill the vacancy shall be held. Members appointed by the remaining members of the Board to fill vacancies shall meet any residential requirements as specified in The School Code. The Board shall fill the vacancy within 45 days after it occurred by a public vote at a meeting of the Board.

Immediately following a vacancy on the School Board, the Board will publicize it and accept resumes from District residents who are interested in filling the vacancy. After reviewing the applications, the Board may invite the prospective candidates for personal interviews to be conducted during duly scheduled closed meetings.

LEGAL REF.:105 ILCS 5/10-10 and 5/10-11.
CROSS REF.:2:40, 2:60

ADOPTED: October 4, 1999
REVISED: December 18, 2000

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