The On-Cycle School Board Election Act

August 8, 2022

SEC. 1. DEFINITIONS. For the purposes of this [Act]:

  1. “school board member election” or “school board election” means the election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in even-numbered years beginning in 2024.


  1. Every school board member election shall be the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.
  2. The term of every school board member elected in 2024 or thereafter shall be XXX years, except as specifically provided in other sections.
  3. No school board election shall be held in 2023 or any other odd-numbered year. 
  4. Any school board member whose term expires in 2023 or any other odd-numbered year shall continue to serve until the election in the following even-numbered year.
  1. The term of any board member serving a term as of January 1, 2023, may be lengthened in accordance with this section but shall not be shortened.
  1. In an even-numbered year, the number of school board seats to be elected shall be equal to those with terms that would have expired in the previous odd-numbered year and those with terms expiring in such an even-numbered year. Except as specifically provided in other sections, the candidates in each school board election receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected for terms of 4 years.

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