Rochester School Board Seeks to Fill Vacancy

Rochester School Board Seeks to Fill Vacancy

ROCHESTER, MI. – The Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District is actively seeking to fill a vacant position following the resignation of Trustee Sandy Fiaschetti, Ph.D. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Fiaschetti was elected to the Board in 2014. “With mixed emotions, I resign from the Board of this great community school district because of a career opportunity in California. I encourage anyone with a love for the children in our community, a learning orientation, and a spirit of humility to consider serving on the board,” said Fiaschetti.

The Board follows the Revised School Code and Michigan Election Law in appointing an eligible candidate to fill the trustee position. When the appointee takes the Oath of Office, his or her term will begin immediately and continue through December 31, 2020.

For consideration as a candidate, the application, along with a resume, must be received by the President of the Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Postmark dates will not be considered. Methods of return include any of the following:

~Email (preferred method):  Kristin Bull at, with a copy (cc) to Christina Whitmore, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Education, at

~Drop off:  Rochester Community School District Administration Building, 501 West University Drive, Rochester, MI 48307.  All packets should be addressed:  “To the Attention of Ms. Kristin Bull, President, Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District.”

“The Board thanks Sandy for her service over the past five years; as Board President for two years, her leadership left an enduring mark on Rochester Community Schools,” said RCS Board President Kristin Bull. “We look forward to hearing from community members who might be able to help carry on Sandy’s legacy of collaboration and big-picture thinking.”

General duties and responsibilities of a Board member include: coordinating initiatives with the superintendent of schools; establishing policy for the district; adopting the budget and aligning funding priorities with district goals; determining school facility needs; and responding to community ideas.

Commitments include:  attending and preparing for the Board of Education meetings and work sessions (approximately two total per month); participating in committee assignments (approximately two meetings per month); participating in school assignments (approximately six school visits per year); participating in liaison assignments (average one per month); and joining in ceremonial duties, to include commencements and honors events.

The application material is attached.

The following table outlines the application timeline.

DATE          DAY              TIME               OCCURRENCE

June 26         Wednesday    5:00 p.m.          Vacancy announced to the community

July 10          Wednesday    12:00 p.m.        Deadline for receipt of applications

July 15          Monday          6:00-6:30 p.m.  Open house to meet the candidates

6:30 p.m.          Candidate interviews, with Board meeting following

July 22          Monday          7:00 p.m.          Special meeting (if necessary)


Additional district and application information is available on the district website at:

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