Greencastle School Board looking to fill vacancy

Monday, March 13, 2023

The Greencastle School Board is looking for applicants to fill the more than three years remaining on the term of a member who recently resigned.

The vacancy is left following the resignation of Russell Harvey, who recently accepted an appointment to the Greencastle City Council, the very body responsible for appointing him to the school board.

Although the post is an appointment of the city council, the school board has the responsibility of appointing any mid-term replacements.

Anyone interested in serving on the five-member panel must be at least 21 years old and live within the Greencastle city limits.

The school board will be accepting resumes through Friday, March 31, with a meeting to interview applicants and appoint a replacement preliminarily set for Wednesday, April 5. Resumes should be sent to Greencastle Community Schools, Attn. Board President Mike White, 1002 Mill Pond Lane, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Ironically, Harvey was also initially appointed by his fellow school board members in July 2019 to served out the remaining three years of former member Lisa McCoy.

Last June, the city council appointed him to a full four-year term.

The new school board member will join fellow Greencastle City Council appointee Brian Cox (who, ironically, may have to resign if he is elected mayor later this year), Greencastle Township appointees White and Ed Wilson and Madison Township appointee Dale Pierce.

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  • What will it take to restore local control and hold proper elections for the GCSC school board members as over 95% of Indiana school boards do? Letís bring a little democracy to the table and provide citizen oversight of our local government that directly affects our children!

    -- Posted by cecilycase on Mon, Mar 13, 2023, at 2:44 PM
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