TUSCALOOSA CITY SCHOOL BOARD LOOKS TO FILL EMPTY SEAT

The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved the procedure to fill the remaining term of James Minyard, the District 1 representative who passed away last week. This process requires eligible citizens who wish to seek the District 1 seat, to submit a statement of application form, a letter of interest and a resume’ to the Superintendent of the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education, Paul McKendrick, Ed.D. An application packet of information may be obtained at the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education building located at 1210 21st Avenue. The application deadline is noon July 24. All completed applications, letters and resume to be received at the Central Office, located at 1210 21st Avenue.

Statutory Requirements to Serve on the Board of Education:

A candidate for the board of education shall be at least 18 years of age and shall not have a record of conviction for any crime involving moral turpitude. *A candidate for a district member shall have been a resident of the board of education district which he or she seeks to represent on the board for at least 90 consecutive days immediately preceding the deadline for qualifying ads a candidate and shall remain a resident of the district during his or her term. A candidate for chair of the board shall have been a resident of the city for at least 90 consecutive days immediately preceding the deadline date for qualifying as a candidate and shall remain a resident during his or her term. *The qualification fee for the initial election to be held for the selection of the members of the board shall be fifty dollars ($50) for each candidate. Thereafter, each candidate shall pay a qualifying fee in an amount prescribed by the Tuscaloosa City Council. Note: Since there is no election, a qualifying fee is not required.

Under the board-approved process, an individual will be selected to fill the reminder of the District 1 term at the August 3 Called Board Meeting.

 

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