ORS 332.030¹
Vacancy in office of director

Except as provided in ORS 255.400 (Definitions for ORS 255.400 to 255.424) to 255.424 (Notice requirements to bring action):

(1) The district school board shall declare the office of a director vacant upon the happening of any of the following:

(a) The death or resignation of the incumbent.

(b) When an incumbent is removed from office or the election of the incumbent thereto has been declared void by the judgment of any court.

(c) Subject to the provisions of subsections (2) and (3) of this section, when an incumbent ceases to be a resident of the district or zone from which nominated.

(d) When an incumbent ceases to discharge the duties of office for two consecutive months unless prevented therefrom by sickness or other unavoidable cause.

(e) When an incumbent ceases to discharge the duties of office for four consecutive months for any reason.

(f) When an incumbent is recalled.

(2) A director of a union high school board who changes the director’s permanent residence from one component common school district to another component common school district in which another director resides shall continue to serve as director to June 30 next following the next regular district election. At that election, a successor shall be elected to serve the remainder, if any, of the unexpired term to which the director was elected. If the term to which the director was elected expires June 30 next following the election of the successor, the successor shall be elected to a full term. In either case, the successor shall take office July 1 next following the election.

(3) A director of a common school district nominated from a zone who changes the director’s permanent residence from one zone to another zone in which another director resides shall continue to serve as director to June 30 next following the next regular district election. At that election, a successor shall be elected to serve the remainder, if any, of the unexpired term to which the director was elected. If the term to which the director was elected expires June 30 next following the election of the successor, the successor shall be elected to a full term. In either case, the successor shall take office July 1 next following the election.

(4) When a vacancy is declared under subsection (1)(a), (b) or (d) to (f) of this section, the remaining member or members of the board shall meet and appoint a person to fill the vacancy. The person must satisfy the eligibility requirements under ORS 332.018 (Term of office) and, if the district is zoned, reside in the zone in which the vacancy occurs. A director appointed under this subsection shall serve to June 30 next following the next regular district election. At that election, a successor shall be elected to serve the remainder, if any, of the unexpired term to which the director was appointed. If the term to which the director was appointed expires June 30 next following the election of the successor, the successor shall be elected to a full term. In any case, the successor shall take office July 1 next following the election.

(5) If the offices of a majority of the directors of any district are vacant at the same time, the education service district board, or if there is none, the governing body of the county shall appoint persons to fill the vacancies. The persons must satisfy the eligibility requirements under ORS 332.018 (Term of office) and, if the district is zoned, reside in the zones in which the vacancies occur. If the vacancies occur in a joint district that is not included in an education service district, the governing body of the county containing the greater portion of the pupils in average daily membership shall appoint the directors. Each director appointed under this subsection shall serve to June 30 next following the next regular district election. At that election, a successor shall be elected to serve the remainder, if any, of the unexpired term to which the director was appointed. If the term to which the director was appointed expires June 30 next following the election of the successor, the successor shall be elected to a full term. In any case, the successor shall take office July 1 next following the election. [Amended by 1955 c.234 §4; 1961 c.281 §2; 1965 c.100 §133; 1967 c.605 §16; 1969 c.202 §5; 1973 c.796 §42; 1975 c.770 §18; 1981 c.173 §50; 1983 c.350 §169a; 1983 c.379 §7; 1985 c.808 §79; 1999 c.215 §1; 2003 c.576 §434; 2005 c.209 §19; 2019 c.449 §31]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 332—Local Administration of Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors332.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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