The Board of Education is an elected body consisting of nine unpaid members. No more than a majority of six members may represent the same political party on the Board. Members are elected for four-year overlapping terms, with five members' terms expiring at one election and the other four at the subsequent election. Board elections are held in odd-numbered years during municipal elections. Political parties may nominate candidates or candidates may run as independent petitioning candidates. For further information, see the New Canaan Town Charter or contact the Town Clerk's office.
In the event of a vacancy in the office of any member of the Board, the position is filled by a vote of the remaining members of the Board, and the new member serves until the next biennial municipal election.