[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 09-053. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Charter provisions — See Charter Art. 4.
The School Committee is comprised of seven members. Six of these members shall be nominated and elected by and from the voters of the Town at large. The Mayor shall serve, by virtue of office, as the seventh member of the School Committee with all of the same powers and duties as the members elected by the voters as School Committee members.
A School Committee member shall at the time of election be a registered voter of the Town. If a School Committee member removes from the Town during the term for which elected, the office shall immediately be considered vacant and filled in the manner provided in the Charter under Section 4-6.
The term of office for the six School Committee members elected by the voters shall be for four years each, beginning on the first business day of January in the year following their election, and serving until their successors have been qualified. A vacancy in the office of School Committee shall be filled pursuant to Section 4-6 of the Charter.
The School Committee shall have all powers which are conferred on school committees by general or special laws and any additional powers and duties that may be provided by the Charter, by ordinance, or otherwise and are not inconsistent with the grant of powers conferred by general laws.