A. Vacancies. The office of a School Committee member shall become vacant upon a member’s death, resignation, removal from office or forfeiture of office in any manner authorized by law.

B. Forfeiture of Office. A School Committee member shall forfeit that office if that member

1. Lacks at any time during the term of office for which elected any qualification for the office prescribed by the Town Charter or by law;

2. Violates any express prohibition of the Town Charter; or

3. Is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.

C. Any vacancy in the membership of the School Committee shall be filled by the Town Council until the next regular town election, when the office shall be filled for the unexpired term thereof, provided that the person selected by the Council to fill said vacancy shall be a member of the same political party as the person whose position he/she is elected to fill, such political party allegiance to be verified in writing to the president of the Town Council by the town party Chairperson of such political part.