Monday, October 22, 2012

Providence School Board seeking to fill three seats - info and deadlines

Here's some info on the process that's happening now to fill three seats on the Providence School Board. The terms of current school board members Nicholas Hemond, Maila Touray, and Robert Wise are expiring (though of course they may be reappointed; most of this is adapted from a city press release and I am sharing in case this helps reach anyone who is interested. 

The Providence School Board Nominating Commission is accepting applications for three positions on the School Board.Candidates with strong finance and/or policy experience are particularly encouraged to apply. School Board members are appointed to three-year terms.

The School Board Nominating Commission will conduct an information session on Monday, October 29 for interested parties to learn about the roles and responsibilities of School Board members and the School Board nomination process.The meeting will be held 6:00-7:15 pm at the Providence Public School Department at 797 Westminster Street, in School Board Room B on the third floor.

The School Board application deadline is 4:00 pm on Friday, November 2, 2012. Applications can be completed online, and the School Board job description and other information is available at the city's website:

Applicants whose applications meet the general qualifications for School Board candidacy will be invited to appear at a public forum on Tuesday, November 13 for interested community members to meet and ask questions of candidates. The forum will be held 6:00-800 pm in the auditorium of the Providence Career and Technical Academy at 41 Fricker Street in Providence.

At the conclusion of the application process, Mayor Taveras will select nominees from a pool of finalists recommended by the Nominating Commission. The new School Board nominees will be subject to City Council approval.

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