2020 Uncodified Acts

2020 Virginia Uncodified Acts


An Act to amend and reenact § 14.01, as amended, of Chapter 39 of the Acts of Assembly of 1932, which provided a charter for the City of Winchester, relating to the school board.

[H 1734]

Approved April 2, 2020


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 14.01, as amended, of Chapter 39 of the Acts of Assembly of 1932 is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 14.01. Appointment and term of school board members.

A. The School Board of the City of Winchester shall consist of nine seven members, who shall be appointed by the Common Council elected to serve four-year terms. One member shall be appointed elected for each of the four districts (wards) in the City, and five three members shall be appointed elected at-large; however, no more than three members shall be residents of the same district. Notwithstanding the residency requirement of this provision, any school board member in office on July 1, 2007, who is otherwise eligible for reappointment, shall be eligible for reappointment upon expiration of his or her term in order to facilitate the transition to the four district or ward system initiated in 2005.

B. At the vacancy of the terms of school board members in office on July 1, 2007, any new term shall be filled consistent with the provisions of this section.

C. In the event that any vacancy occurs on the School Board, the Council shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term shall be filled in accordance with general law.

D. C. The School Board shall be a continuing body, and no measure pending before the School Board shall abate or be discontinued by reason of the change in terms of the School Board members or change in membership of the School Board as provided herein.