Aspen School District seeks new board member
Aspen School District officials sent an email notice Wednesday soliciting letters of interest and resumes from community members interested in applying for the vacant seat on the Aspen board of education.
The position was opened Monday when school board treasurer Bob Glah officially rendered his midterm resignation.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the school district had received two letters of interest, one on April 8 and one on April 11, according to Aspen School District secretary to the board of education Angela Rittenhouse. Additionally, one resident expressed interest in the position at Monday’s school board meeting.
School district officials and the board of education has chosen not to release the names of the applicants as they worry it might hamper the process “if we release names willy-nilly,” said school board President Susan Marolt.
The Aspen School District adopted a policy for fulfilling vacant spaces in February 2016. According to the policy, board vacancies must be filled within 60 days of any formal resignation. The policy also states that qualified individuals must be residents of the Aspen School District, registered voters for at least 12 consecutive months and 18 years or older on the date of the appointment.
Members of the community who are interested in and qualify for the board position can submit letters of interest and resumes addressed to the board of education via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cutoff date for submissions is May 16 at 3:30 p.m.
School board members will review all resumes and letters of interest and select preliminary candidates for interviews May 17 and 18. Final interviews with the top two or three candidates will be conducted during the June 2 school board meeting, the email stated.
The term of office for the position is until the November 2017 election.
For more information, contact Marolt at 970-379-8732, or Rittenhouse at 970-925-3760 ext. 4007.
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