47. Each year during the period beginning on the first day of the school year and ending on the last day of September, the chair of the governing board or, if there is none, the principal shall, by written notice, call a meeting of the parents of the students who attend the school to elect parents’ representatives to the governing board. The notice shall be sent at least four days before the meeting is to be held.
At the meeting, the parents shall elect a representative to the parents’ committee established under section 189 from among their representatives on the governing board.
At the meeting, a second parents’ representative on the governing board may be designated as a substitute to attend and vote at meetings of the parents’ committee when the representative elected for that purpose is unable to do so.
The term of a person elected to the parents’ committee who is a commissioner shall not end until that person’s term of office as commissioner has ended. The person’s term of office as commissioner may not however be renewed unless the person was elected under the second paragraph in the year the position of commissioner was to be renewed.
1988, c. 84, s. 47; 1990, c. 78, s. 31; 1997, c. 96, s. 13; 2008, c. 29, s. 3; 2013, c. 15, s. 5.