In the event of a trustee vacancy, the remaining majority of Trustees shall fill the vacancy by appointment. The Board will receive applications from any qualified persons seeking to fill the position after suitable public notice. The Board will consider all applications from qualified persons seeking to fill the vacant trustee position in open session and will appoint one (1) candidate to serve for the balance of the unexpired term of the office which was declared vacant and filled by appointment. The Board shall notify the State Superintendent of Public Instruction of the appointment. In the event the Board is unable to appoint a trustee from the zone vacated after ninety (90) days from the date the Board declared the vacancy, the Board may appoint a person at-large from within the boundaries of the District to serve as the trustee from the zone where the vacancy occurred. Otherwise, after one hundred twenty (120) days of the declaration of vacancy, the Latah County Commissioners shall appoint a qualified person to fill such trustee vacancy.
Any trustee appointed to the Board shall assume office at the regular meeting of the Board next following such appointment. An Oath of Office shall be administered to the appointed trustee by the clerk, or by a trustee. The records shall show such Oath to have been taken, by whom administered, and shall be filed with the official records of the District. Any person appointed trustee shall serve for the balance of the unexpired term of the office which was declared vacant and filled by appointment. [IC 33-501, 33-504] (5-25-10)