GCSC seeks board applicants

Thursday, June 20, 2019

City residents interested in serving on the Greencastle School Board are encouraged to do so by July 1.

The board is seeking someone to fill out the last three years of a position appointed by the Greencastle City Council.

While the call for applicants was announced several weeks ago, board president Mike White reports that applications are slow coming in and the board would like to cast as wide of a net as possible.

Because it is a city council appointment, applicants must reside within Greencastle city limits. They must also be at least 21 years old

The resignation of current board member Lisa McCoy will take effect June 30, giving her fellow board members until July 30 to choose her replacement, who will serve through June 30, 2022.

Although it is the city’s appointment, by state statute it is the school board’s responsibility to fill a vacancy in the middle of a term.

In order to have the city in on the process, though, some members of the council have been invited to the meeting at which interviews will be conducted, scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Greencastle Central Office.

These proceedings will be open to the public. More details will be announced once applications are received.

Interested applicants should mail their letters of interest and resumés to Greencastle Schools Central Office, C/O President Mike White, 1002 Mill Pond Lane, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Any interested and qualified city residents are encouraged to apply.

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  • What a complicated process when the Greencastle School Board members are appointed by various other groups . A more representative method would be voting them in in general elections. And much easier to explain.

    If the voting public doesn't believe a board member is doing the job, they can't do anything about it. They are stuck with the appointed member.

    The fact is that the Greencastle School Board is only one of a handfull of school corporation boards in the State of Indiana which are appointed and NOT ELECTED.

    -- Posted by Lookout on Fri, Jun 21, 2019, at 10:23 AM
  • you are asking those in power to give up control. Really? Seeems like with all the comments written against an appointed board, someone who really cares should organize a very public rally. We would truly find out if the citizenry cares or just likes to voice an opinion.

    -- Posted by beg on Tue, Jun 25, 2019, at 5:09 PM
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