Individuals who live in Board of Education District 5 in Montgomery County are invited to apply for the anticipated vacancy created by the upcoming resignation of Ms. Nancy Navarro, who will be leaving the Board around June 1, 2009, because of her election to the Montgomery County Council.
The appointment of an individual to complete the remaining one and a half years of the position’s current term will be made by the Board of Education. The appointment process includes a review of submitted applications, personal interviews, voter registration verification, and confirmation of district residency. The Board is expected to complete the process by July 1, 2009.
By law, the individual chosen must be a registered voter of Montgomery County and reside within Board of Education District 5. This district is comprised of the precincts set out in Section 3-901(f) of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The boundaries of the district can be identified by calling the Board of Supervisors of Elections at 240-777-8500. An individual who is subject to the authority of the Board of Education, such as an employee of the school system, may not serve as a member of the Board.
Applications must be received on or before June 12, 2009, by 5:00 p.m. Individuals are requested to mail, hand-deliver, e-mail, or fax the documents to the Board of Education. The mailing address is 850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123, Rockville, Maryland 20850. E-mails may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The fax number is 301-279-3860. The names and correspondence of all applicants will be available for public review. The Board is anticipating holding interviews of the selected candidates on June 26, 2009, starting around 9 a.m. The swearing in of the new Board member will be held on July 1, 2009.
Individuals wishing to be considered for appointment must submit the following:
A signed letter expressing the applicant's desire and willingness to serve on the Board of Education as the District 5 representative with a term ending on November 30, 2010;
2. A brief record of the applicant's personal history and relevant civic, professional, and other experience (a resume may suffice);
3. A statement certifying that the applicant is a registered voter of Montgomery County and resides in District 5; and
4. Contact information, including e-mail addresses and telephone numbers where the applicant can be reached.
For additional information, please call Mr. Roland Ikheloa, the Board of Education’s chief of staff at 301-279-3301.
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