Casual vacancy of elected trustees

Casual vacancy flowchart

Casual vacancy of parent trustee position on the board

(e.g. a trustee resigns)


  • Sections 104 and 105 of the Education Act 1989 provide information on filling casual vacancies of elected trustees which occur during a board’s three-year term of office.

  • Note: Where a casual vacancy for an elected trustee occurs during any period of six months commencing on the first day of October in a year before an election year, the board may, not later than 28 days after it occurs, resolve not to fill it, and in that case, it shall not be filled. This exemption does not apply to years in which a mid-term election is held.


trustee vacancy flowchart

Download the flowchart for parent/staff/student trustee vacancy process


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