TITLE 17. EDUCATION

CHAPTER 1. GENERAL SCHOOL LAW

PART I. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

SUBPART A. STATE BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

 

17:1         State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education; creation; membership; terms of office; vacancies

A. The Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, sometimes referred to hereinafter in this Part as the board, is created as a body corporate.

The board shall be composed of eleven members. One member shall be a resident of and shall be elected by the electors of each of the districts established by law for the election of members of the board. Three members shall be appointed by the governor from the state at large, with consent of the Senate.

The terms of the members shall be four years, concurrent with the term of the governor. The members to be elected from the districts provided by law for election of the members of the board shall be elected at the time fixed by law for the gubernatorial elections. Members shall serve until their successors are selected and take office.

Within twenty-four hours after being informed of a vacancy on the board, the president of the board or the officer exercising his duties shall notify the governor by certified mail of the vacancy and the effective date thereof. A vacancy in the office of an elected member, if the unexpired portion of the term is more than one year, shall be filled for the remainder of the term by special election to be called by the governor and to be held to coincide with the next scheduled district-wide election to be held more than ninety days and less than one year after the effective date of the vacancy. If no such election is scheduled to be held, the special election shall be held more than ninety days and less than one hundred twenty days after the effective date of the vacancy on call of the governor. Any other vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term by appointment by the governor within thirty days after the effective date of the vacancy.

Acts 1975, No. 274, Sec. 1. Amended by Acts 1991, No. 651, Sec. 1, eff. July 17, 1991.