2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-4404. Board of Trustees - Tenure - Election of successors - Vacancies.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-4404 (2018)

(a) The governing board of a community junior college shall be known as the Board of Trustees and shall be composed of seven (7) members who are qualified electors of the junior college district, as follows: Position No. 1, with a term expiring one (1) year from the effective date of the first appointment thereto, and each seven (7) years thereafter; Position No. 2, with a term expiring two (2) years from the effective date of the first appointment thereto, and each seven (7) years thereafter; Position No. 3, with a term expiring three (3) years from the effective date of the first appointment thereto, and each seven (7) years thereafter; Position No. 4, with a term expiring four (4) years from the effective date of the first appointment thereto, and each seven (7) years thereafter; Position No. 5, with a term expiring five (5) years from the effective date of the first appointment thereto, and each seven (7) years thereafter; Position No. 6, with a term expiring six (6) years from the effective date of the first appointment thereto, and each seven (7) years thereafter; Position No. 7, with a term expiring seven (7) years from the effective date of the first appointment thereto, and each seven (7) years thereafter.

(b) An election shall be held in such community each year, on the fourth Tuesday in January, to select the successor of the member of the governing board whose term expires during the year. Such election shall be conducted by the county election board of the county having the greatest part of the territory in the community. Each elected member shall be elected for a term of seven (7) years, and until his successor is elected and qualified. Vacancies in the membership of the board shall be filled by the remaining members of the board, for a period extending until the next regular community junior college district election, at which time an election conducted as provided in this section shall be held to fill any balance of the unexpired term; provided however, that if the board does not fill the vacancy by appointment within seventy (70) days after the same occurs, it shall be mandatory on the part of the county election board to call a special election to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term, which election shall be held for the election of a board member only and said election shall be conducted in the same manner as the regular election.

Added by Laws 1967, c. 100, § 2 (Section 1404), emerg. eff. April 24, 1967; Laws 1972, c. 217, § 2, emerg. eff. April 7, 1972; Laws 1973, c. 97, § 1, emerg. eff. May 2, 1973.

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