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The process and timeline for filling a vacated board of education seat is governed by Michigan Election Law and Board Policy. The Election Law defines how a seat is determined vacated, the timeline for filling the seat, and the qualifications for a replacement Board member. The Board has 30 days from the effective date of resignation to fill the seat. The qualifications for a replacement Board member are as follows:
● Must be a registered voter in the school district.
● Must be at least 18 years of age.
● Must be a U.S. citizen.
● Must be a resident of the state of Michigan for at least 30 days; and a resident of
the Chelsea School District.


For specific information about board vacancies and applications, please refer to the following documents. Any questions about the applications or the process can be directed to Beth Starkey.

Current Vacancies and Applications