Monday, December 07, 2009

BOE Vacancy Attracts Three

A former school board member and two newcomers met Friday's deadline for filing petitions to fill a vacancy on the Plainfield Board of Education.

School Business Administrator Gary Ottmann said the filers were Onika Johnson, Sandra Chambers and Rasheed Abdul-Haqq. The Board of Education will interview the applicants Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2009) and choose one to serve until the April 2010 school board election.

Abdul-Haqq previously served on the board, but lost a bid for re-election in April.

The vacancy is due to the impending resignation of Bridget Rivers, who won the Fourth Ward City Council seat in the Nov. 3 general election. Rivers had served as BOE president, but stepped down last month. She will take office as a City Council member on Jan. 1, 2010.

--Bernice Paglia


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