The vacancy was created when Board member Kelly Fischer resigned at the July 18 School Board meeting. Fischer, who was not present at the meeting, provided a resignation letter to Board President Scott Angus. Fischer cited work obligations as the reason for her resignation.
“I relish the time I spent serving the school district and I will miss it in the future,” Ms. Fischer said in her resignation letter.
School Board members have 30 days to fill the vacancy per Department of Education regulations. District residents wishing to fill the seat are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and a resume for review by August 3 to: Ms. Marianne Salzman, School Board Secretary, 901 Duss Ave., Ambridge, PA 15003, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pennsylvania School Code outlines the following requirements for candidates wishing to fill school board vacancies:
- Must be a citizen;
- Must be at least 18 years old;
- Must be of good moral character; and
- Must be a resident of school district for at least one year prior to the date of election or appointment.
Mr. Angus said the School Board will review all applications for the position at the August 8 meeting, with interviews conducted between August 8-15. A final candidate will be selected at the August 15 meeting. The new Board member will serve the remainder of Ms. Fischer’s term, which expires in November 2019.