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Asheboro City Board of Education seeks to fill vacancy

The Asheboro City Board of Education accepted the resignation of Board Member Kyle Lamb, at the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 14th. Lamb was recognized for 23 years of dedicated service to the Board, administrators, staff and students of Asheboro City Schools.

As outlined in Board policy 2110 (Board Member Elections) board service “…can be filled best by persons of sound judgment, broad vision, dedication to the interest of education and unselfish concern for public welfare. As elected representatives of the public, board members are expected to be free from prejudice, bias or commitment to special interests. Any person possessing the qualifications for election to public office as provided for in Article VI, Section 6 of the Constitution of North Carolina and who is a qualified voter and resident of the district from which he/she seeks to be elected will be eligible to serve as a member of the board of education. Any person elected or appointed to the Board and also employed by the board will resign his/her employment before taking office as a member of the board.”

In accordance with Board policy 2115 (Unexpired Term Fulfillment), the Board will accept applications for appointment to the Asheboro City Board of Education. Applications will be available online or may be picked up at the Asheboro City Schools Central Office, located at 1126 South Park Street. Applications are available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Friday, March 15. Applications are available here may be hand-delivered or mailed and must contain an original signature. No electronic applications will be accepted. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 for consideration.

The appointed board member will serve until the next election in November of this year. At such time they must be elected to complete the remaining four years of Lamb’s term.  

State statute 115C-37 Election of board members reads as follows:

              (f) Vacancies of Office – All vacancies in the membership of the boards of education whose members are elected pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section by death, resignation, or other causes shall be filled by appointment by the remaining members of the board, of a person to serve until the next election of members of such board, at which time the remaining unexpired term of the office in which the vacancy occurs shall be filled by election.

A Nomination Committee appointed by the Board Chair will review the applications and select candidates to interview on April 4. The committee will make a recommendation to the Board at their regular meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Potential board members will be expected to attend Board Member 101 training presented by the North Carolina School Boards Association. 



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