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Sub-District 3 Vacancy

The following statement was read by Board President, Scott McFarland, during the February 1, 2021, regular Board of Education meeting:

"Effective after this evening's meeting, I am resigning from my "seat" as representative of Sub-District No. 3.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Illinois School Code, Superintendent Gill's office will notify the Regional Superintendent's Office of the vacancy in writing. 

The remaining Board members will select a temporary Board Member to serve in my place until April 2023, which is the end of the term. Under the School Code, the selection process is time-sensitive, and the Board will move swiftly 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 3 who is interested in serving to write to Julie Hammers, Board Secretary, 1900 W. Monroe Street, Springfield, IL 62704, and provide (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 February 10, 2021, 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 16, 2021."

Qualified residents of Sub-District 3 interested in applying for the opening are encouraged to apply online through this form.