2000 - Board Operations

2110 Board Member Elections


A.     Qualifications

Any person possessing the qualifications for election to public office as provided in Article VI, Section 6 of the Constitution of North Carolina and who is a qualified voter and resident of the system from which he or she seeks to be elected is eligible to serve as a member of the board of education.

Any person elected or appointed to the board and also employed by the board must resign his or her employment before taking office as a member of the board.

B.    Membership and Terms of Office

The board of education will consist of five members.  All terms will be for four years with the terms staggered so that as nearly equal to one-half as possible will expire every two years.  All elections are nonpartisan and are to be held at the time of the primary election in even-numbered years.  Members are elected from districts by voters in the county at large.

C.    Oath of Office

Before taking office, newly elected board members will take and sign the following oath or affirmation at the first meeting in July following their election:

“I, ______________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and the Constitution and laws of the State of North Carolina and that I will faithfully discharge my duties as a member of the ________________ Board of Education to the best of my ability.”

If a board member enters on the duties of his or her office before taking, subscribing and filing the oath of office, he or she will be ejected from office.

Legal References:
N.C. Const. art. VI, §§ 6 and 7; G.S. 14-229; 115C-35, -37; 1973 N.C. Sess. Laws 976; 1981 N.C. Sess. Laws 1172; 1989 N.C. Sess. Laws 1008
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