Pueblo School District 60 began looking for a school board director following the resignation of Matthew Crunswick.
Crunswick was elected as one of five Board members on the Pueblo D60 Board in November 2021. After accepting an out-of-state job, he submitted his resignation effective July 31, according to a statement read by Pueblo D60 School Board Chairman Margaret Wright at the August 11 meeting.
Previous interviews to appoint board members were conducted behind closed doors by a committee of two board directors and the district superintendent, but the district has elected to conduct the selection process differently this year. Did.
According to the Pueblo D60 website, eligible applicants will be interviewed by all four current directors during a public meeting, and vacant director candidates will be interviewed by the Board of Education on “or sooner” October 10. increase.
“I’m more satisfied with the board overall (review applicants) … it feels like full transparency to me,” said Cathy De Niro, director of the board at the Aug. 11 meeting. said in
School board resignations are rare, but Crunswick’s resignation is only the second in the past six years. In March 2017, Vice President Patricia Milner announced her resignation. Like Crunswick, Milner was accepting out-of-state jobs.
According to the Pueblo D60 website, individuals who have lived on the Pueblo D60 boundary for at least one year can submit their applications and resume by noon on August 31. Individuals convicted of sex crimes against children are not eligible to apply. Pueblo D60 School Board members are volunteers.
Following the August 31 application deadline, the district will provide community members with an opportunity to review each application and provide information. Applications will be posted on the Pueblo D60 website, said Dalton Sprouse, Pueblo D60’s director of communications.
Once vacancies are filled, newly appointed directors will serve at least until the November 2023 election cycle when their terms expire. Applications and resumes to fill vacancies can be submitted by visiting the Pueblo D60 Administrative Services Center at 315 W. 11th St. or by emailing Board Secretary Geri Patron at [email protected]. You can submit by submitting.
The Pueblo D60 School Board will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, August 23 at 6:00 pm at the Administrative Services Center.
Pueblo Chieftain reporter James Bartolo can be reached by email at [email protected]..