Board member vacancies shall be filled within 30 days from the effective date of a resignation or other event (except a vacancy occurring by recall election), which causes a vacancy to exist.  The vacancy shall be filled with a legally qualified person who is appointed by a majority vote of the remaining members of the board at a regular or special meeting of the board.

A person appointed to fill a vacancy shall file acceptance of the office with the School District Election Coordinator1, and shall take the oath of office as prescribed by law.  The term of office of a person appointed to fill a vacancy shall begin immediately upon Board appointment.  The appointee shall hold office until a successor is elected and qualified in the next regular election.

If a majority of the positions are vacant at the same time, the remaining members shall immediately call a special election to fill the vacancies.

Resignations are effective without acceptance or approval by the board.

LEGAL REF:    MCL, 380.1102-1104; 15.261-15.275 (Michigan Open Meetings Act); AG Opinion #5262, #6124

Adopted:    7/1/93

Revised:    1/6/05, 2/7/08, 1/10/13


1The “School District Election Coordinator” is the County, City or Township Clerk.