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.
B. 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.
C. 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.
D. (1) Within twenty-four hours after being informed of a vacancy in an appointed position 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. Any vacancy in an appointed position on the board 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.
(2)(a) If a vacancy occurs in the office of an elected member of the board, the governor shall be notified of the vacancy in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Louisiana Election Code.
(b) If a vacancy occurs in the office of an elected member of the board and the remaining portion of the term is more than one year, the special election to fill the vacancy shall be ordered and held in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Louisiana Election Code.
Acts 1975, No. 274, § 1. Amended by Acts 1991, No. 651, § 1, eff. July 17, 1991; Acts 2016, No. 106, § 1.