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Berkley Board of Ed. Seeks Applicants, Seat Filled by July 24

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(Berkley Schools Press Release, June 30, 2015)

The Berkley School District is seeking applicants for an open seat on the Board of Education. The position is vacant with the passing of Paul Ellison on June 24, 2015, following his courageous battle with cancer.

Mary Jo Israel, Berkley Board of Education President, stated, “Mr. Ellison was elected to a ctechadsix-year term in November 2011, and most recently served as Board trustee. While our hearts are heavy with Mr. Ellison’s passing, we have a responsibility to fill the vacant Board position within 30 days.”

The new Board trustee will serve until the next general election in November 2016.

Applications for the position are being accepted until Thursday, July 9 at 5 pm. Interviews for the candidates will be held on Wednesday, July 15 at 7 pm, and the new trustee will be appointed and sworn in that same evening. The appointed member will begin his/her term at the next scheduled Board meeting which is currently scheduled for August 10, 2015.blumz01

Applicants for the Board position must be residents of the Berkley School District which includes Berkley, Huntington Woods, and the northern portion of Oak Park. A list of Board member responsibilities and minimum expectations is posted on the District website

Interested candidates should fill out and submit an application form, including letter of interest, available on the District website, In addition to completing the application form, interested candidates should forward their resume to Lori Suarez at Applications and resumes must be received by 5 pm on Thursday, July 9.


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