UINTAH SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY ACTION REVIEW

 

 

1st Reading

3/13/07

New

X

2nd Reading

3/13/07

Revised

 

Approved

3/13/07

Substitute

 

 

 

002.0220         BOARD MEMBERS: ELECTIONS AND REAPPORTIONMENT

 

NEW POLICY REPLACES 002.0410 MEMERSHIP OF THE BOARD (APPROVED 10/17/85)

 

1.0  TERM

The term of office for an elected member shall be four years, except as required because of reapportionment as set forth below, and begins on the first Monday in January following the election.

                                          Utah Code Ann. § 20A-14-203 (2) (1995)

2.0  CANDIDACY

An individual may become a candidate for election to the Board by filing a declaration of candidacy with the county clerk and paying the fee as required in Utah Code Ann. 20A-9-202.

                                          Utah Code Ann. § 20A-14-203(1) (1995)

3.0  ELECTIONS

[Option for 5 member boards] No more than three (3) members may be elected to the board in any election year, unless otherwise required as a consequence of reapportionment, as set forth below, or to fill a vacancy by election under Policy BBC.

                                          Utah Code Ann. § 20A-14-202 (1) (g) (2003)

4.0  REAPPORTIONMENT DOES NOT CUT SHORT BOARD MEMBER TERMS

Reapportionment does not affect the right of any school board member to complete the term for which the member was elected.

                                          Utah Code Ann. § 20A-14-201 (3) (a) (2005)

5.0  REPRESENTATION OF SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICTS AFTER REAPPORTIONMENT

5.1  If after reapportionment only one board member whose term extends beyond reapportionment lives within a reapportioned school board district, that board member shall represent that school board district.

5.2  If after reapportionment two or more members whose terms extend beyond reapportionment live within a reapportioned school board district, the members involved shall select one member by lot to represent that school board district.

5.2.1        The other members shall serve at-large for the remainder of their terms.

5.2.2        Notwithstanding the number of board members otherwise established by law, the at-large board members shall serve in addition to the designated number of board members for the board in question for the remainder of their terms.

5.3  If after reapportionment there is no board member living within a school board district whose term extends beyond reapportionment, the seat for the school board district shall be treated as vacant and filled as provided in policy 002.0230.

Utah Code Ann. § 20A-14-201 (4) (2005)

6.0  ADJUSTMENT OF TERM LENGTHS BECAUSE OF REAPPORTIONMENT

If, before an election affected by reapportionment, the county or municipal legislative body that conducted the reapportionment determines that one ore more members must be elected to terms of two years to meet this part’s requirements for staggered terms, the legislative body shall determine by lot which of the reapportioned local school board districts will elect members to two-year terms and which will elect members to four-year terms. All subsequent elections are for four-year terms.

                                                Utah Code Ann. § 20A-14-201 (4) (2005)