Applicants sought for School Board vacancy

Applicants sought for School Board vacancy
Posted on 01/09/2019

The Tahoma School Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the board, following the resignation of longtime director Bill Clausmeyer, who is stepping down on March 1 for personal reasons.

Applicants must be registered voters in the Tahoma School District and must reside in Director District 2. The person selected to fill the vacancy will serve until a new director is elected by Tahoma voters in the November general election.

Click here to open the application packet.

At its regular business meeting on Jan. 8, the School Board formally accepted Clausmeyer’s resignation and then discussed and agreed upon a replacement process and timeline. The School Board adopted an application form that is posted on the Tahoma website. The board also set a timeline for advertising the opening, accepting applications, screening and interviewing applicants, and making a final selection:

Jan. 9: Application posted on the Tahoma website

Feb. 1: Application deadline at 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 5 & 6: Applications screened by School Board.

Feb. 25 & 27: School Board interviews applicants.

March 4 & 7: School Board meets in executive session to discuss applicant qualifications.

March 12: School Board selects new director at open meeting.

March 14 & 18: New director receives orientation.

March 26: New director sworn in and takes seat on the School Board.

The timeline includes additional days for application screening, interviews, and selection if necessary. Questions about the board vacancy can be directed to the Tahoma Communications Office.

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