Democrats Needed For School Board Vacancy – Please Apply by June 28!

Democrats Needed For School Board Vacancy – Please Apply by June 28!

Hardworking Easttown Democrat, Heather Ward, recently resigned her School Director position on the Tredyffrin/Easttown (TE) School Board. Heather is taking a new position to work on a Democratic candidate’s presidential campaign which will take her far from Easttown. Good luck Heather!

In the meantime, we’re hoping some other Easttown Democrats will volunteer to fill Heather’s vacancy which will be filled by the TE School Board by appointment since it’s a short term vacancy that will expire in December 2019. The November 2019 general election will determine who fills the remainder of Heather’s term which expires in 2021.

BACKGROUND:

The Tredyffrin/Easttown Board of School Directors is seeking candidates to fill a Region III School Director vacancy. The seat is open to residents of Region III who have resided in Tredyffrin/Easttown School District for at least one year and who are 18 years or older.  The candidate may not be an employee of the T/E School District or hold certain public offices. The successful candidate will serve a term running through the first week of December 2019.  The November 2019 municipal election will determine who fills the remainder of the term.

Requirements for the position include, but are not limited to, attending Regular Business Meetings (4th Monday of each month), as well as participating in additional Board meetings, Committee meetings and School Board assignment duties as they arise.

The Tredyffrin/Easttown(TE) School District serves the townships of Tredyffrin and Easttown, encompassing 38 square miles in eastern Chester County. The TE School District is divided into three regions of nearly equal population with all of Easttown Township in Region 3.

There are nine members on the TE School Board serving 4 year staggered terms with elections occurring in the odd years (2019, 2021, etc.) Here is an excellent Guide to School Boards in Pennsylvania with information about the role of school boards and their elected officials.

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Below is the application process for individuals interested in being considered for the Board of School Director Region III vacancy. Region III consists of Easttown Township and Tredyffrin Precinct E-1. If you are unsure of your precinct, click here for additional information. Please note that all information submitted as part of the application process is considered public information.

1. Send a resume containing the following:

  • Your contact information including your home address, home/work phone numbers and email address.
  • The number of years you have lived in Tredyffrin/Easttown School District
  • Community Activities
  • Recent Employment History
  • Educational Background
  • If you have children, the number who are, have been, or will be in Tredyffrin/Eastown School District Schools or other schools

2. Respond to each of the following questions in 50 words or less for each question:

  • What are your three top reasons for desiring to serve on the Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board?
  • What are the three most important assets you will bring to the Board of the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District?
  • What do you think is the single most important issue facing public education today?

3. Important Deadline

All of the above material must be received by the T/E School District by noon on Friday, June 28, 2019. They may be emailed to schoolboard@tesd.net or hand delivered to the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District Administration Offices to the attention of Maria Durante. Applications will not be accepted after noon on June 28, 2019.

4. Interviews

All candidates must be available for a public interview on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Tredyffrin/Easttown Administration Offices, 940 West Valley Road, Suite 1700 in Wayne.  Candidate interviews begin at 6:30 P.M. While the interviews will be held in public, candidates will not be permitted to observe other candidate interviews. There will be no questioning or comments by the public during the interviews. The Board reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be interviewed. At this point, the Board does not expect to interview more than five candidates.

 

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