AN ACT TO CHANGE THE THOMASVILLE CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM APPOINTED MEMBERS TO ELECTED MEMBERS.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Now provides for the election of the five-member Thomasville City Board of Education (Board; was named the Thomasville City Schools Board of Education) on a nonpartisan basis for staggered four-year terms, beginning in 2023. Changes the method of election, now requiring using the nonpartisan plurality method under GS 163-292, with elections held pursuant to GS 163-279 and candidates filing pursuant to GS 163-294.2 (previously, required use of the nonpartisan and election method under GS 163-294, with primaries held at the time of county partisan primaries under GS 163-1, and filing for candidacy pursuant to GS 163-106.2). Deletes the limitation on Board members serving no more than two consecutive full terms without an intervening period of at least four years.
Adds further guidance for the staggering of initial members' terms elected in 2023, providing for the three candidates receiving the highest number of votes to be elected for four-year terms, and the two candidates receiving the next highest number of votes to be elected for two-year terms. Adds that in 2025 and quadrennially thereafter, two members are to be elected to four-year terms, and in 2027 and quadrennially thereafter, three members are to be elected to four-year terms.
Adds to the repealed session laws, Section 8, SL 1901-262. Eliminates the repeal of any other conflicting law not identified in the act.
Changes the act's titles.
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