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202.4 Vacancies

A vacancy occurs as provided by law, which includes but is not limited to, when a board member dies, resigns, forfeits, or otherwise leaves the office, or fails to reside in the school district or director district.  


If a vacancy occurs prior to the expiration of a term of office, the vacancy will be filled by board appointment within thirty (30) days of the vacancy.  The newly-appointed board member will hold the position until the next scheduled school election.  At that time the appointed board member may run for a three-year term, if one is available, or run for the remainder of the unexpired term. 


If the board is unable to fill a vacancy by appointment within thirty (30) days after the vacancy occurs, the board secretary will call a special election to be held no sooner than sixty (60) days and not later than seventy (70) days after the vacancy occurred.  A board member elected at the special election will serve the remaining portion of the unexpired term. 






Legal Reference:   

                              Iowa Code §§ 21.6(3)(d); 69; 277.29-.30; 279.6-.7. 



Cross Reference:    201 Board of Directors' Elections 

                                202 Board of Directors Members 


Approved    5-19-03  Reviewed    2-21-05, 2-20-06, 2-21-11, 4-27-15   Revised  7-22-19