(a) The membership of the board shall be as follows:
Six members must be administrators in common or union high school districts;
Six members must be contract teachers;
Six members must be members of common or union high school district boards at the time of their appointment; and
Six members may not have any affiliation with any common or union high school district.
One member from each category described in paragraph (a)(A) and (B) of this subsection may be retired prior to appointment if the member had been previously employed as an administrator or a contract teacher in this state.
At least one member from each category described in paragraph (a) of this subsection must be resident of a school district so that each type of school district described below is represented:
Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, the term of office of each member is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.
A member whose term has expired may continue to serve for the following limited purposes:
To conduct a hearing and prepare a written decision if the member was appointed to a panel in accordance with ORS 342.905 (Appeal procedure) (2) before the expiration of the member’s term; or
To reconsider a decision if the member served on the panel originally hearing an appeal and a motion for reconsideration is filed prior to an appeal to the Court of Appeals.
The continued service of a member as provided in subsection (4) of this section shall not prevent a successor from taking office at the time prescribed in subsection (3) of this section.
The board shall select one of its members as chairperson and another as vice chairperson, for such terms and with duties and powers necessary for the performance of the functions of such offices as the board determines.
A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.