Vacancies in the membership of the Acadia Parish School Board caused by death, resignation, or otherwise, shall be filled within twenty (20) days by the remaining members of the School Board, by appointment of a qualified person for the unexpired term.  If the School Board does not fill the vacancy within the allotted time, the governor shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy. 


If the unexpired portion is more than one (1) year, however, a special election shall be called by the School Board in accordance with and on a date stipulated by state law.  If a special election is called, the appointed member shall serve until a successor is elected and has taken the prescribed oath of office.


In addition to the above, a vacancy shall be deemed to have occurred when a member becomes domiciled outside or changes his/her domicile from the district he/she represents.


Multiple vacancies shall be filled according to state statutory provisions.


Revised:  July 1, 2013



Ref:     Constitution of Louisiana, Art. VI, Sec. 13

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§18:402, 18:581, 18:602

Board minutes, 7-1-13


Acadia Parish School Board