Any person possessing the qualifications for election to public office as provided for in Article VI, Section 6 of the Constitution of North Carolina and who is a qualified voter and resident of Wilkes County is eligible to serve as a member of the Wilkes County Board of Education.
Any person elected or appointed to the Wilkes County Board of Education and also employed by the Wilkes County Board of Education will resign his/her employment before taking office as a member of the Board of Education.
No person elected or appointed to the Wilkes County Board of Education may be employed or appointed to a district committee by the Wilkes County Board of Education. A member of the Board is declared, by act of the General Assembly, to be an office that may be held concurrently with any appointive office, but not with an elective office.
MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS OF OFFICE
The Board of Education will consist of five members elected from the county at large. All terms will be for four years with the terms staggered so that as nearly equal to one-half as possible will expire every two years. All elections are nonpartisan and are to be held at the time of the primary election in even-numbered years.
OATH OF OFFICE
The oath of office for each person elected to the Board of Education shall be administered at a ceremonial occasion held immediately prior to the first meeting of the Board of Education in June following the election. Notification of this ceremonial occasion shall be issued by the superintendent in conjunction with notification of the meeting of the Board of Education. Each person to receive the oath of office may select an official authorized by law to administer the oath. The Superintendent shall serve as the presiding officer during this ceremonial occasion.
Legal References: N.C. Const., art. VI, 6 and 7; G.S. 115C -35; -37(g)
Adopted: January 9, 2006