By Ian Hanigan
Members of the IUSD Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to fill a soon-to-be-vacant school board seat with a provisional appointment, avoiding the costly option of a special election.
The board will now collect applications, interview finalists and select one qualified candidate to complete the term of Dr. Gavin Huntley-Fenner, who announced at the last board meeting that he’s stepping down on Nov. 21. His successor will assume all powers and duties of a governing board member until the next regularly scheduled election in November 2014.
A two-member subcommittee of Sharon Wallin and Michael Parham was appointed Tuesday to develop selection criteria and interview questions for prospective candidates, who can apply for consideration by completing this IUSD Board of Education Provisional Appointment Application. These online applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, Nov. 8.
The Board will review candidates and select finalists for interviews. Here’s a timeline of the process.
Regular board meetings are typically held on the first and third Tuesday of every month, with occasional special meetings. Board members, who must live in the district, typically spend about 15 to 20 hours a week participating in community functions, county and state events, trainings and meeting preparation.
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