When a vacancy on the Amherst or Pelham School Committees occurs for
any reason, the Board of Selectmen and the remaining members of the
Committee of the appropriate town share the responsibility for filling
As provided in the law, the School Committee will notify the Selectmen
that a vacancy has been created within 30 days after it has occurred.
After one week’s notice has been given by the Committee to the
Selectmen, so that voters of the town may have the opportunity to state
their candidacy, the two governing bodies will meet to fill the vacancy
by roll call vote.
For election to fill a vacancy, a candidate must receive a majority of
the votes of the officers entitled to vote. The person so elected will
fill the seat on the Committee until the next town election, at which
time a member will be elected to serve the remainder of the term, if
any. If the vacancy in the town School Committee also causes a vacancy
to occur on the Regional School Committee, once the vacancy is filled
the town School Committee will designate a member to fill the Regional
School Committee vacancy from that town.
Region Voted to Approve:
Amherst Voted to Approve: 12/14/82; Reviewed with no Changes: 3/8/16
Pelham Voted to Approve: 12/7/82
Effective Date: 12/82