“Prince William County School Board Announces Process to Fill Woodbridge Board Vacancy
November 19, 2012
The Prince William County School Board is soliciting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving on an interim basis to fill the School Board vacancy created by the departure of Woodbridge District member Denita Ramirez. Mrs. Ramirez tendered her resignation on November 7.
As required by Virginia law, the School Board will appoint an interim member who must be a qualified voter and bona fide resident of the Woodbridge District. The appointment must be made within 45 days of the occurrence of the vacancy, or by January 14, 2013.
Under the law, a special election to replace the interim appointee will be held in the spring of 2013. The timing is tied both to the date of the departing member’s original election, and to the time of her resignation. Mrs. Ramirez’s resignation is effective November 30.
Eligible persons may apply for the interim appointment by filing an application with the Clerk to the School Board, before 4:30 p.m., on December 14, 2012. The application form is also available in the School Board Office, Room 3400, Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, or on the School Division’s Web site at www.pwcs.edu. Completed applications can be delivered to the Clerk’s office or transmitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be submitted by close of business, 4:30 p.m., on December 14, 2012.
A public hearing on the Prince William County School Board’s interim appointment of the Woodbridge District representative will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, in the School Board meeting room at the Kelly Leadership Center. Residents may sign up to speak at the hearing by contacting the Clerk of the School Board by telephone or email, no later than noon on the day of the hearing. Would-be speakers may also sign up in person from 6–6:55 p.m. on the night of the meeting.
Each speaker will be provided up to three minutes to make comments. Applicants for the position are invited to speak for up to five minutes. Only those whose names are considered at the public hearing will be eligible for appointment as the interim School Board member. The School Board plans to schedule a vote on the interim appointment at the School Board meeting on January 2, 2013.
Contact the School Board Office at 703.791.8709 for additional information.”
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