Casual vacancy flow chart

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.


August2019 Casual vacancy of parent trustee 

*Flow chart for parent trustee vacancy process [PDF]

*Flow chart for parent/staff/student trustee vacancy process [PDF]

*Sample Notice - for filling a casual vacancy by selection

*Eligibility declaration form

*Appendix 1 (You will need to log in as a returning officer to access this form)

*Appendix 2

For more information, visit the NZSTA website.

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