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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters



(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 107, § 6.04)
  • § 6.4. Vacancies

    (a) When a school director resigns, is removed from office, dies, or his or her name is removed from the checklist, the office shall become vacant.

    (b) A school director shall forfeit his or her office if qualifications for the office prescribed by this charter or by State law are no longer met or if he or she violates any express provisions of this charter or the director, is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, or if absent from three consecutive regular meetings of the Board without being excused by the Board. The Board shall be the judge of the election and qualifications of its members and of the grounds for forfeiture. For these purposes and for purposes of its hearings, inquiries, and investigations, the Board may subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, and require the production of evidence. A school director charged with conduct requiring forfeiture of his or her office shall have the right to a public hearing.

    (c)(1) Except as otherwise provided, when one but not more than two vacancies occur on the Board, within 30 days of the creation of the vacancy or vacancies, the School Board shall, by majority vote of those present and voting, appoint a qualified person to fill each vacancy on the Town School Board until an election at a special or annual meeting is held, and a record thereof shall be made in the office of the Town Clerk.

    (2) If three or four vacancies occur concurrently on the Town School Board, the vacancies shall be filled by a special General Town Meeting called by the Selectboard for that purpose. The remaining Board member or members are authorized to draw orders for payment of continuing obligations and necessary expenses until a majority of the vacancies are filled.

    (3) If there are no Town School Board members in office, the Selectboard shall call a special General Town Meeting to fill any vacancies and for that interim shall appoint and authorize the Town School District Clerk or the Town School District Treasurer to draw orders for payment of continuing obligations and necessary expenses until a majority of the vacancies are filled. The election shall be held not less than 40 nor more than 60 days following the occurrence of the vacancy or vacancies. (Amended 2003, No. M-6, § 2; 2011, No. M-10 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 27, 2012.)