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Vacant Estill County School Board Seat - District 5

Board Policy 01.3, 01.3 AP.2, and 01.3 AP.21 cover the vacancy-filling process. Attached are the KSBA resources for appointing a new member, including a checklist/flowchart.

The Board will only be appointing someone to serve until November 2024. Since there's more than a year left on the term for this seat, there will be a special election for this seat this November to elect someone to finish the last two years of his term. Because of this requirement, this seat will be on the ballot in November 2024 and again in November 2026.


The ESTILL COUNTY Board of Education (“Board”) is seeking applications for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board representing seat District #5. This appointment will be effective until the end of the term in 2024.
Responsibilities include: setting policy to govern the District; hiring/evaluating the Superintendent; and levying taxes and adopting the District budget. Board members must:
• Be at least 24 years old and a Kentucky citizen for the last three years;
• Be a registered voter in the particular District of the vacancy;
• Have completed the 12th grade or have a GED certificate;
• Meet all other legal qualifications (KRS 160.180); and
• Complete required annual in-service training.
Applications are available below. Mail applications to: Superintendent, ATTN: Board Vacancy, 253 Main St., Irvine, KY 40336.


Distrct 5

Appointment Checklist

Example Interview Questions

Board Policy


FAQ on School Boards Filling their Own Vacancies

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