Monday, March 30, 2009

Procedure for filling a Trustee vacancy

If a vacancy occurs on the Dallas ISD Board this year, Trustees have been informed that under Dallas ISD "Special Laws", the vacancy would be filled as follows:

If a vacancy occurs with more than nine months remaining on the term of a Trustee leaving the Board, the Board will be required to call a "special election." This election would be held on the next uniform election date (that is nore than 45 days after the date of the order of the Board). The new Trustee would serve the remainder of the term of the departing Trustee.

If less than nine (9) months remain on the term of a departing Trustee, the Board shall appoint a "suitable person."

One might ask. What is a "suitable person?" That would probably be simply politics and not in the public interest.