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Chatham County Board of Education announces process for filling Gerald Totten’s seat

Posted Monday, December 21, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - Due to the recent passing of Gerald Totten, the Chatham County Board of Education currently has a vacant seat. Totten’s term was due to expire in late 2010 so the Board will name a person who resides in the current Board of Education district 4 to fill his unexpired term. Between January 4th and January 22, the Board will make an application available to the public at the central office in Pittsboro and on the school district website at under “Board of Education.”

Below is information about the process and timeline.

➢ Announce the vacancy and process to fill the seat
(local newspaper, local radio, school district website, word of mouth)
➢ Provide application and procedures for interested parties (applicant to reside in District 4)
➢ Set deadline to accept applications
➢ Conduct Board of Education meeting to review applications
➢ Potentially interview a candidate or candidates
➢ Make selection (majority vote)
➢ Conduct orientation for newly selected board member
➢ Administer oath of office to new board member

Monday, January 4 – Applications available at the central office and on the district website
Friday, January 22 - Application deadline
Monday, January 25 - Special Board meeting to review applications at 5:45 p.m.
Monday, February 1 – Possible interviews at Board work session

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