Following is a statement from Board President, Adam Lopez, read during the January 17, 2017 Board of Education meeting regarding the vacancy in Sub-District 1:
"On January 3, 2017, I announced Ms. Funderburg's resignation from her seat as representative of Sub-District No. 1. The vacancy will exist and Ms. Funderburg's resignation will take effect immediately following tonight's meeting.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Illinois School Code, Ms. Gill's office will notify the Regional Superintendent's Office of the vacancy in writing tomorrow.
The remaining Board members will select a temporary Board Member to serve in Ms. Funderburg's place until the May 1, 2017, meeting when the newly elected Board member will take her/his place. Under the School Code, the selection process is time sensitive, and the Board will move in a timely manner to name an interim member.
To be appointed to fill a School Board vacancy, a person must have the same qualifications as the person he/she was appointed to replace. On the date of the appointment, he/she must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of the State and the District for at least one (1) year preceding appointment, a registered voter, not a school trustee or school treasurer and shall not be a child sex offender. The successor board member must be an inhabitant of the particular area (or Sub-District) from which his predecessor was elected if residential requirements apply.
The Board invites any qualified resident of Sub-District 1 who is interested in serving to write to me, Adam Lopez, Board President, 1900 West Monroe St, Springfield, Illinois 62704, and provide me with 1) your contact information; 2) a short statement of the reason(s) why you would like to serve on the Board; and 3) a resume outlining any qualifications you feel you have to be a Board member. All nominations are due by January 25, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.
If the Board decides to conduct interviews, you will be notified. Any interviews shall take place prior to the Board meeting on February 6, 2017."