BOE Vacancy Posted
The vacancy came about with the November resignation of Vickey Sheppard, who won re-election in April for a three-year term. The Board of Education will be taking petitions and holding interviews to fill the vacancy until the April school board election, at which time candidates must run for the balance of the unexpired term.
Click here to see the requirements and to download a petition. Applicants must return petitions and a one-page letter stating why they want to serve by Jan. 7. The paperwork must be turned in to Business Administrator Gary Ottmann at 1200 Myrtle Avenue. The board will conduct interviews in public before selecting an applicant to serve until the April election.
Three seats will be up for election in April, in addition to the unexpired term. Incumbents are Rasheed Abdul-Haqq, Patricia Barksdale and Lisa Logan-Leach.