A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL BE ELECTED FROM DISTRICTS.
Amends SL 1975-717, Section 7, as amended, to require the election of nine members of the Wake County Board of Education (Board), beginning in 2014, by the nonpartisan election and runoff election method according to GS 163-293 and GS 163-294.2, except only persons registered to vote in the district are permitted to file notice of candidacy in that district. Requires the election to be held to coincide with the primary election with a runoff election held to coincide with the statutorily set time for a second primary. Requires seven members to be elected from numbered districts for a term of four years, beginning in 2014. Requires that two members be elected from lettered districts to two year terms in 2014, with members elected from the lettered districts serving four year terms starting in 2016.
Amends SL 1975-717, Section 6, as amended, to provide that all terms of office of Board members begin on the Monday in July (was, December), following their election and creates an exception for when a runoff election is required, in which case, the term beginning on the first Monday of the month following the runoff.
Repeals SL 1975-717, Section 5, as amended (establishing voting districts for the purpose of nominating and electing a school board member from each district).
Adds a new section to SL 1975-717 establishing and describing districts 1-7 and A-B. Allows district boundaries to be changed by the Board beginning in 2021 to account for population imbalances after each federal census.
Repeals SL 1975-717, Section 8 (requiring every two years that Board vacancies be filled by nomination and election as the terms of the members expire and that members so elected are to hold office for six year terms).
Prohibits elections from being held in 2013 for the board and provides that the terms of office for Districts 1, 2, 7, and 9 are extended until the first Monday of July 2014. The terms of all other Board members expire on the first Monday of July 2014 and are filled according to the act.
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