Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Opening on the Board

Tonight was the first full board meeting for John Boyack who was appointed to the board last month.  It was the second meeting since new board members Steve Love and Steve Moser were seated after the May elections.  But the board is once again one member short. 

Sara Ramirez has resigned, and the board must again appoint a replacement.  This position should be filled by someone living in Zone 2, "that portion of Independence south of Monmouth Street and within the citiy limits". 

The board will advertise for the month of August, and then seek to fill the position at the September meeting.  "If you are interested in this School Board position, please submit a letter of interest to the School Board, Central School District 13J, 1610 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351.  Application deadline is Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 4:30 pm."  The full announcement will likely be posted on the district website as well as published in the Itemizer Observer over the next month.

We encourage good citizens to step forward and make themselves available for this service.  If you are reading this and live in zone 2, please give it serious consideration.  Please also alert your friends who live in the zone.  Positive peer pressure can go a long way!

The board has a great opportunity this year to select the next superintendent.  This is one time when the actions of the board will deeply affect the district, and for an extended time.  It should be a rewarding time to serve on the board.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Board Members!

Tomorrow is the first meeting of the new board, and they will be voting on the replacement for the zone 4 seat, vacated by the recall of Susan Stoops. There are five applicants for the seat vacated by the recall - three from within zone 4, and two from elsewhere in the district. The board will (we assume) hear from the candidates and then vote on the replacement.

Also congratulations to Steve Moser and Steve Love!  They are joining the board tomorrow after winning their seats in the May election.

It should be an interesting meeting - come join us!

Friday, July 1, 2011

You only have until Tuesday!

Have you written your letter of intent?  Are you applying for the opening?  This opening is the opening created by the recall of Susan Stoops.  It's an appointed, 2-year term.  During the first year the board will be selecting the replacement for resigned superintendent Joseph Hunter.

Even if you don't live in Zone 4, you should ask yourself, "why not?"  If no suitable candidate from zone 4 applies, the board can consider candidates from anywhere in the district.  If you dismiss it out of hand, you may be denying our district of the best person for the job!  Applications are due at the district office on Tuesday. 

The district website has the official announcement.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

School Board Elections

Congratulations to our new school board members. The results of yesterday's election can be found here:

Mary Shellenbarger and Kathy Zehner both won re-election. Steve Love and Steve Moser will be joining them, beginning in July, along with continuing board members Traci Hamilton and Sarah Ramirez. The new board will appoint a replacement for Susan Stoops to fill out the remaining two years of her term.