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City Council delays school board selection

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Facing a deadline of June 30, the Greencastle City Council's choice for Greencastle School Board member will be an 11th-hour decision.

With the appointment one of the first things on its agenda for Tuesday's meeting, the council acknowledged the importance of the decision of choosing a school board representative and then moved to table the decision until a Thursday, June 28 special session.

"The selection of a school board member is one of the most important appointments we have," Council President Adam Cohen said. He went on to highlight the importance of education and youth to the community before making a motion to table the decision.

The move was quickly seconded and approved unanimously.

The board will meet in executive session at 6 p.m. on June 28, followed by a 7 p.m. special public meeting.

Council members are choosing between incumbent Bruce Stinebrickner and new candidates John Froderman, Stacie Johnson and Denise Sigworth.

The city council interviewed the candidates on May 30.

Stinebrickner is completing his first term on the board, and has served as board president for most of his tenure.

The Greencastle School Board -- one of 10 appointed school boards in Indiana -- is composed of two City of Greencastle appointees, two Greencastle Township Advisory Board appointees and one Madison Township Advisory Board appointee.

Bill Tobin is serving in the other City of Greencastle position, although he was chosen by fellow board members following the resignation of Monica Fennell this spring.

Mike White is one of two Greencastle Township appointees. The other such position is currently vacant, as Kelly Lewis resigned last month and the advisory board has not yet made its selection.

Mike Dean is the Madison Township appointee.

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