Board Policy 7130

Filling Vacancies

  • Elective office of a Board member becomes vacant before the expiration of the term of such office on the happening of any of the following events:


    1. Death of the incumbent
    2. Resignation in writing filed with the Secretary of the Board
    3. Legal disability of the incumbent
    4. Ceasing to be a resident of the District for which the member was elected
    5. Conviction of a felony, bribery, perjury, or other infamous crime, or of any offense involving a violation of official oath
    6. Removal from office
    7. The decision of a competent tribunal declaring his or her election void
    8. An illegal conflict of interest
    9. Acceptance of a second public office that is incompatible with Board membership.


    Whenever a vacancy occurs, the remaining members shall notify the Regional Superintendent of Schools of that vacancy within five (5) days after its occurrence and proceed to fill the vacancy until the next regular school 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, or less than 88 days before the next regularly scheduled election, 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 60 days after it occurred by a public vote at a meeting of the Board. 


    Immediately following a vacancy on the Board, the Board will publicize it and accept résumés 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.