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Paulding school board to ask Legislature for law allowing voters to fill vacancy
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August 05, 2014 02:23 PM | 1411 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Paulding County Board of Education has approved a resolution asking the Georgia General Assembly to bring local legislation in line with state legislation regarding a vacancy on the school board.

Local Paulding County legislation states the remaining members of the board “shall, by majority vote, select a qualified person to fill the vacancy.” That, however, is not in line with state law.

State law says if the vacancy occurs more than 90 days prior to the date of a general election where a successor would be elected to a new full term of office, that vacancy will be filled by a special election to be held on the same date as the general election.

If the vacancy does not occur more than 90 days to the date of a general election in which a successor would be elected to a new term of office, then the remaining members of the local board of education shall, by majority vote, select a qualified person to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.

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