Culver School Board Seeks New Member, Following Resignation

The Culver School Board is looking for a new member, following the resignation of Jim Wentzel. Culver Schools Interim Superintendent Chuck Kitchell says Wentzel had been considering resigning for a while, but made it official during Monday’s meeting.

The school board now has 30 days to choose a new member to represent Aubbeenaubbee Township. Theresa Thompson was elected to that seat in November, and Kitchell says the board may simply choose to have her take over from Wentzel a bit early. “His seat has another year on the board, even though it was elected this past general election,” Kitchell explains. “So she’s interested in stepping into the board, as soon as the board can make that determination. My guess is that’s what they’re going to do, but we’re advertising and seeing if there’s anyone else out there that might be interested from Aubbeenaubbee Township. If there is, the board will take a look at that candidate and make a decision.”

Wentzel had been serving as school board president in 2016. During the board’s reorganization Monday, Mark Maes was chosen to take over as president in 2017, with Marina Cavazos moving into the role of vice president and Jack Jones becoming secretary.

Several yearly appointments were made, and the 2017 master agenda and expenditure goals were approved. Kitchell notes that no major changes were made. Board meetings will continue to be held the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m., with only one meeting held in June, July, and August.