The North Judson Town Council decided to put out an advertisement for their school board representative appointment when members met for their first meeting of the month.
When members met last Monday, they discussed the fact that the term for the North Judson-San Pierre school board representative will be coming to an end later this month. The new term will run through June of 2023.
It was noted that School Board president Sheila Akers currently serves as the representative. Council members mentioned that the school board selected her as the rep after the individual appointed by the Town Council stepped down in the middle of his term.
Council President John Rowe proposed posting the open position and conducting interviews with the prospective appointees. Councilman Josh Brown agreed and explained why that would be beneficial to the council and the community.
He noted, “Whether we decide to reappoint or whatever, I think we owe it to people to do our due diligence and see if there’s other people interested.”
Officials explained that this appointment does not have to be a school board member. However, the individual has to live within the incorporated town limits. There is some compensation for the position but the specific figures were not shared during last week’s meeting.
Councilwoman Wendy Hoppe noted that to stay on good terms with the school board, they should make sure school officials are aware about the decision to advertise the position. Members agreed that would be a good idea to keep them informed about the process.
The position opening is scheduled to be published in the paper today, as well as on Thursday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 30th.
Council President Rowe said that candidates will be discussed at the council’s first meeting in June and interviews will be conducted that week. He added that the selection announcement can be made later that month when members meet again on Monday, June 17th.
If you have any questions about the appointment contact North Judson Town Hall at 574-896-3340.