If a vacancy occurs in the office of School Committee member, the vacancy will be filled in descending order of votes received by the candidate for the office of Committee member at the preceding city election who received the highest number of votes without being elected, provided such person remains eligible and willing to serve and provided such person received votes equal to at least 30 percent of the vote total received by the person receiving the highest number of votes for the office of School Committee member at that election.
The City Clerk will certify that the candidate to the office of School Committee member is eligible to serve for the balance of the then unexpired term. However, if the vacancy occurs during the first 12 months of the term for which Committee members are elected, the person so chosen will serve only until the next biennial election at which election the remainder of the term will be filled by the voters.
If a vacancy occurs in the office of School Committee member during the last six months of the term for which Committee members are elected, the vacancy will be filled by the person at the biennial city election who received the highest number of votes for the office of School Committee member and who is not then serving as a member of the Committee. This person will immediately be certified and will serve for the remaining two months of the current term in addition to the term for which the person was elected.
When a vacancy occurs in the office of School Committee member and there is no available candidate to fill the vacancy in the manner provided in the manner set forth in the City Charter, the President of the Board of Alderman will within 30 days following the date of the vacancy call a joint meeting of the Board of Aldermen and the School Committee to act to fill the vacancy.
Persons elected to fill a vacancy by the Board of Aldermen and School Committee will serve only until the next regular election at which time the vacancy shall be filled by the voters. The person chosen to fill the vacancy will immediately be sworn in and will servefor the remainder of the unexpired term in addition to the term for which elected. Persons serving as Committee members under this section will not be entitled to have the words “Candidate for Reelection” printed by their names on the election ballot.
MSC first vote: 8/20/13
MSC second vote: 8/27/13