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Board of Education Vacancy

Board Member Vacancy Announcement

The South Lake School District is seeking applications for the current vacant position on the Board of Education. An individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position and will serve until the November 2020 election.

To be eligible, a person must be a qualified school elector.  This means that the applicant must be a registered voter in the school district.  An applicant must be at least 18 years of age; a citizen of the United States; a resident of the State of Michigan for at least 30 days; and a resident of the school district.

What Do Board Members do?

A school board, working with its community, has four major leadership responsibilities and an unlimited amount of decisions to make on a wide range of issues. 

 

Some of the Leadership Responsibilities include:

  • To envision the district’s education future and set goals and define strategies to guide the district toward that vision.
  • To hire a superintendent who will effectively implement the board’s policies and manage the district to accomplish its goals.
  • To monitor and assess the district’s performance and to keep the public informed and engaged.
  • To advocate for students and public schools within the community, state and national levels.
  • Attending a Board of Education meeting at least once a month or more if the situation arises.

Interested persons must submit a letter expressing their interest in the board position addressing why they are interested in serving on the board and what their qualifications are. The letter of interest is required, a resume is preferred.

The letter must be received in the District Administration Office (23101 Stadium Blvd.) no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019. The letter should also include contact information including phone number and email address.

Following a review of the submitted materials the Board will schedule interviews with selected candidates. Not all candidates for the board vacancy will be interviewed. If you have any questions concerning the role of the Board of Education and the responsibilities of a board member, please contact Mrs. Veda Hall, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools, at 586-435-1602.

TIMELINE

January 28, 2019

Letter of interest due to Administration Building

February 6, 2019

Candidate Interviews – Time TBD

February 13, 2019

Board of Education Approval

February 20, 2019

Regular Board Meeting