School board districts are for voting purposes only. While board member constituencies and voters are defined by geographic boundaries, collectively the Board of Education represents the entirety of Fayette County Public Schools.
To be qualified for this elective office, a candidate or applicant must be at least 24 years old, a Kentucky citizen for the last three years, and a registered voter in the appropriate district and voter precinct(s). They must also hold a high school diploma or GED certificate and be in compliance with anti-nepotism state laws, and cannot provide contract services for the school district.
Under state law, any vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the board within 60 days after the vacancy occurs. Within 30 days of the vacancy, the board shall solicit applications for two weeks by posting it on the district’s website and in the Lexington Herald-Leader.