Board of Education Vacancy Process and Timeline

  • The Craven County Board of Education process to select a replacement for a seated vacancy is as follows:

    • Board Member announces and tenders resignation
    • Board of Education announces vacancy and advertises position in all available media
    • Applications posted on website and provided to interested candidates
    • Board of Education receives applications by published deadline
    • Board of Education conducts interviews for qualified applicants:
      • Board of Education Vacancy Qualifications:
        • Must live in vacated District
        • Will be able complete the remaining years of a four-year term
        • Is a registered voter
        • Can only be on one elected and one appointed county/state board
        • Must be able to participate in new board member training (TBD) and in Raleigh
        • Must meet continual training requirements according the guidelines of the North Carolina School Boards Association
        • Must be available for monthly board and committee meetings and occasional called meetings.
    • Board of Education selects and announces applicant who will serve
    • Board of Education conducts swearing-in of new candidate

    For the vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs. Beatrice Smith in District 4, the following timeline has been established:

    • Applications Available: January 4, 2021
    • Press Release: Sunday, January 10, 2021
    • Applications due to Craven County Schools Board of Education (care of Myra Flowers): Monday, February 1, 2021 (5:00 p.m.)
    • Applications reviewed for the purpose of evaluating whether they meet the requirements (see above) by Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
    • Application copies distributed to Board of Education members by noon on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 (digitally or available for hard-copy pick-up).
    • Interviews: Tuesday, February 16, 2020 at the conclusion of the Board of Education work session
    • Selection Voted on and Announced: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at the regular Board of Education meeting
    • Swearing-In: TBD if not at February 18, 2021 Board of Education meeting

Board of Education Vacancy Forms

Press Release District 4 Vacancy

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