TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL SCHOOL LAW
PART II. PARISH SCHOOL BOARDS
SUBPART A. ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANIZATION
17:60.4 School board members; term limits; local election
A. (1) At the statewide election to be held on November 6, 2012, a proposition shall appear on the ballot in each school district, except as provided in Subsection D of this Section, to determine whether the members of the school board in that district shall have term limits.
(2) As used in this Section, "school board" shall mean the governing authority of a public school district.
B. The ballot for the election shall state as follows:
"LOCAL OPTION ELECTION
Within _________ (name of school district):
Shall the number of terms of office that any member of the school board may serve be limited to three consecutive four-year terms?"
C. If the question of such term limitation is approved by a majority of the qualified electors voting on the proposition in the district, then each member of the school board of that district who at the end of a term of office on the board will have served as a member of the board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms, such service being during terms that began on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be elected to the board for the succeeding term. If a majority of the qualified electors voting on the proposition in the district vote against such proposition, then no such term limitation shall apply in that district.
D. The provisions of this Section shall not be applicable to the Recovery School District, the governing authority of any charter school, or in any school district in which school board members are limited to three consecutive terms or less by law enacted or pursuant to a proposition approved by the voters prior to January 1, 2010.
E. The secretary of state shall prepare the ballot for the election.
F. Except as otherwise provided, the election required pursuant to this Section shall be conducted in accordance with the Louisiana Election Code. [FN1]
G. Notwithstanding Chapter 8-A of the Louisiana Election Code, [FN2] the costs of the election required pursuant to this Section shall be borne by the state.
Added by Acts 2012, No. 386, § 1, eff. May 31, 2012.