2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 22: Public Schools
Article 5: Local School Boards, 22-5-1 through 22-5-17
Section 22-5-9: Local school board vacancies.


NM Stat § 22-5-9 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

22-5-9. Local school board vacancies.

A. A vacancy occurring in the membership of a local school board shall be filled at an open meeting at which a quorum of the membership is present, by a majority vote of the remaining members appointing a qualified person to fill the vacancy.

B. A qualified person appointed to fill a vacancy occurring in the membership of a local school board shall hold that office until the next regular school district election when an election shall be held to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term.

C. If a qualified person is not appointed to fill the vacancy within forty-five days from the date the vacancy occurred, the state board [department] shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy until the next regular school district election.

D. In the event vacancies occur in a majority of the full membership of a local school board, the state board [department] shall appoint qualified persons to fill the vacancies. Those persons appointed shall hold office until the next regular or special school district election when an election shall be held to fill the vacancies for the unexpired terms.

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