announced his resignation on May 31, leaving a vacant seat which now must be filled.
Only question is: who's ready to take on the position?
Here's how the process will play out, according to vice president Kellie Patterson:
- The board will advertise for letters of interest in the position. The board must then convene to select a person to fill the vacancy within 30 days of Grimes's resignation. This can be done at a regular or special meeting of the board.
- If the board is unable to select a candidate, or if no one applies for the position, before the 30 day period is up, then the vacancy is handed over to the Summit County Probate Court to make the appointment.
- Whomever is appointed will sit on the board for about 18 months and will have the option of running to retain the seat in the November 2013 election.
What experience and qualities should the next school board member have in helping to guide the district's future? Please reply in the Comments below and feel free to include whom you'd like to see fill the position.