[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Colchester as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Board of Education — See Charter § C-602.
[Adopted at referendum 10-17-1990]
In accordance with C.G.S.§ 9-205, the number of the Colchester Board of Education is established at seven members.
At the town election next following this action the terms of office of the members of such Board now in office shall expire. At subject town election Colchester shall then elect four members of such Board to hold office for two years and three members to hold office for four years, each from the date of election and, at each town election thereafter, shall elect members of such Board in place of the members whose terms expire, each for a term of four years from the date of election.
Pursuant to the provisions of C.G.S.§ 9-204b, at any election of members of the Colchester Board of Education (the "Board"), any elector of the Town of Colchester (the "town") may vote for the number of such members to be elected, and the persons receiving the greatest number of votes shall be elected, except that when the number of members of any one political party who would be elected without regard to C.G.S.§ 9-167a exceeds the maximum number as determined by said section, then only the candidates of such political party with the highest number of votes up to the limit of such maximum shall be elected. The next highest ranking candidates, not from such political party, shall be elected, up to the number of places to be filled in such election.
Each political party shall have the right to nominate as many persons as there are vacancies on the Board, and those names shall be placed upon the ballot.