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72-246. Vacancies on state board; how filled; when vacancy occurs. (a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in any board member position, such vacancy shall be filled in the manner provided in K.S.A. 25-3902a, and amendments thereto.

(b) A vacancy occurs in a board member position under any of the following circumstances:

(1) Death of a board member, on the date of death.

(2) Removal of a board member, on the date the removal order is final, or if appealed to the court, on the date the court action becomes final.

(3) By written notice of resignation of a member filed with the state board, on the date specified in the notice of resignation, which shall be not later than 60 days after such notice of resignation is filed. The member resigning from the board also shall send a copy of the notice of resignation to the secretary of state.

(c) In the event that any board member changes residence outside of the district from which elected, such member promptly shall resign from the state board. If such a member fails to resign such member shall be subject to removal from office as provided by law. Any redistricting of board member districts which results in a board member residing outside of the board member district shall not be grounds for removal and shall not disqualify such member from service on the state board for the remainder of the term for which the member was elected or appointed.

History: L. 1968, ch. 269, § 4; L. 1970, ch. 138, § 1; L. 1972, ch. 131, § 9; L. 1975, ch. 217, § 1; L. 1999, ch. 64, § 4; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:


Cross References to Related Sections:

Term of office when vacancy filled, see 25-1906.

Filling vacancies in offices and candidacies, see 25-3903, 25-3902a.

Attorney General's Opinions:

State board of education; vacancy; effect of redistricting. 91-84.

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