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School board seat vacant

Pete FowlerGlenwood Springs correspondent

Aspen, CO ColoradoGLENWOOD SPRINGS Filling the vacancy on the Roaring Fork School District Re-1 Board of Education will come down to an interview session before the board.The district decided to extend the deadline to apply one extra week from Wednesday to Dec. 20 to allow for increased public participation.Once a vacancy occurs on the board, the board must fill the position within 60 days. Susan Hakanson officially left her seat at Wednesday’s meeting. Someone now needs to be appointed to fill out her term ending in November 2007. The appointee would then have to run for election.The board will review any submitted letters of intent and résumés. It will then interview some of the applicants at one of its public meetings.Each term lasts four years. The terms for the five seats are staggered in two groups with a two year difference. Three of the seats are up for reelection in 2007 and two are up for reelection in 2009.The time commitment is typically at least 10 hours a month for board meetings, and extra time is required for special board meetings. Members also must represent the board at meetings of other groups and attend conferences throughout the year. There is no financial compensation for the position.The empty seat represents Director District D. That district reaches north from approximately the south side of Sayre Park. It covers most of the northern section of Glenwood Springs, excluding some of the area east of Blake Avenue. It includes Red Mountain, Wulfsohn Road and everything north of the Colorado River, Assistant Superintendent Cyndy Hallford said. Its northern segment stretches east and west as far as No Name and Canyon Creek. For more information, contact Hallford 384-6009.

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