In Regulation 464/97, Section 7 is very clear about the situations in which a member of SEAC vacates his or her seat, and Section 8 concerns how the vacant seat should be filled. In Section 7 (1) “ a member vacates his or her seat if he or she:
- is convicted of an indictable offence;
- absents himself or herself without being authorized by resolution entered in the minutes from three consecutive regular meetings of the committee; or
- ceases to hold the qualifications to be appointed to the committee.”
PAAC on SEAC recommends that each school board have a written process regarding vacancies and how they will be filled.