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9113 Filling Vacancies


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored


Bylaw X Other Reasons


Vacancies Filled by the Board

The board shall fill vacancies created by the resignation, removal by the Northfield Board of Education for cause or death of a serving member, or when a member ceases to be a bona fide resident of the district. The vacancy shall be filled within the 65 days prescribed by law.

Procedures by which to select the persons to fill such vacancies may include advertisement of the vacancy in suitable local media, and interviews with interested parties conducted in executive session by the board acting as committee of the whole.

If a vacancy occurs on the board due to the recall of a board member, all procedures of the law shall be followed to fill that vacancy.

Vacancies filled by the board shall be by a majority vote of the remaining members of the board after the vacancy occurs.

Vacancies Filled by the Executive County Superintendent

The executive county superintendent fills vacancies that the board fails to fill within 65 days, and those caused by the voters’ failure to elect a member, or by the removal of a member because of lack of qualifications, some flaw in the election, or when a recount or contested election fails to elect a member. The executive county superintendent also appoints enough members to make up a quorum.

Adopted: March 8, 2004

NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009; December 2010, February 2024

Readopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Filling Vacancies, Board Vacancies

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:6‑56 Election of members of representative assembly; vacancies (educational services commission)

N.J.S.A. 18A:12‑1 Qualifications of board members

N.J.S.A. 18A:12‑3 Removal of members

N.J.S.A. 18A:12‑7 Boards; appointments; vacancies (Type I district)

N.J.S.A. 18A:12‑15 Vacancies (Type II district)

N.J.S.A. 18A:13‑11 Vacancies in membership of board; filling (regional)

N.J.S.A. 18A:38-8.1 Additional member on board of education in each sending district

N.J.S.A. 19:27A-1 et seq. Uniform Recall Election Law


Cross References: *9010 Role of member

9110 Number of members and terms of office

9112 Elections/appointments

9114 Resignation/removal from office

*9270 Conflict of interest

*9271 Code of ethics

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.


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