Monday, December 29, 2008

Note BOE Dates

For those who follow school board meetings or even those who would like to try in 2009, please note the first work-and-study meeting is Jan. 6 and the first business meeting is Jan. 13.

This is a departure from the normal second and third Tuesday schedule. The revision was announced on the front of the district web site, but not initially changed on the master schedule under the Board of Education link. The master schedule has since been revised.

The work-and-study meeting starts at 8 p.m. and the business meeting starts at 7 p.m. and both meetings will be held in the auditorium of the administrative building at 1200 Myrtle Avenue.

The deadline to file for a vacant seat on the Board of Education is Jan. 7. Candidates must complete a Plainfield Board of Education nominating petition, and provide the Board of Education with a one-page letter stating why the applicant wants to be on the board. An applicant must be available for an interview with the board within seven days of submitting the petition. The interviews will be conducted at a public meeting of the board.

Petitions may be obtained from Business Administrator Gary Ottmann at 1200 Myrtle Avenue and the completed packet must be returned to his office by the Jan. 7 deadline.

Whoever is selected to fill the vacancy will serve until the April election. Anyone wishing to run for the unexpired term must file in February for the April 21 school board election.

--Bernice Paglia


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