AN ACT TO CHANGE THE THOMASVILLE CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM APPOINTED MEMBERS TO ELECTED MEMBERS.
Provides for the election of the five-member Thomasville City Schools Board of Education (Board) on a nonpartisan basis for staggered four-year terms, beginning in 2023. Requires use of the nonpartisan and election method under GS 163-294. Provides for filing for candidacy pursuant to GS 163-106.2. Requires conducting the election pursuant to state election laws under GS Chapter 163, except as described. Directs that primaries be held at the time of county partisan primaries under GS 163-1 and the election at the general election in odd-numbered years. Establishes voter eligibility to be any voter residing in the Thomasville City Schools Administrative Unit. Sets terms to begin at the first regular meeting in December following the election. Requires filling vacancies pursuant to GS 115C-37(f). Limits Board eligibility to two consecutive full terms, which excludes vacancy appointments, unless four years have elapsed since the previous term.
Deems terms of serving members to expire upon the qualification of members elected to the Board in 2023. Provides for staggered terms of initial members elected in 2023.
Repeals the following: SL 1965-88 (providing for appointment of the Thomasville School Board by the city council for staggered two-year terms); Section 504, Article V, SL 1981-211 (Charter of the City of Thomasville, providing for Board election by the city council pursuant to SL 1965-88); and any other conflicting law.
Applies to elections conducted on or after the date the act becomes law.