An individual elected as a member of or appointed to a school board shall take and
file with the school district business manager an affirmation or oath of office within
ten days after receiving notice of the election or appointment and before commencing
duties. If the individual refuses to take the affirmation or oath of office required by
this section, the individual's action is deemed to be a refusal to serve and a failure
to qualify for the office pursuant to section 44-02-01.
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