The Weld RE-5J School District is seeking a new member to sit on the five-person board of education following the resignation of its second director last month.
Sarah Hall, a Johnstown resident who was elected in 2019 and 2021, notified the board of her resignation in a letter dated Oct. 14. The letter of the court said that the resignation was effective on the same day.
The board included a report of the consensus agenda at the regular business meeting on October 19. The board declared vacant on October 24, the board must appoint a new member within 60 days.
In the letter, Hall cited his family and his safety and security as reasons for his resignation.
“This decision does not come lightly or easily,” Hall wrote. “But I made this decision for my own safety and security.”
The school district will accept application materials until 4 p.m. on November 11. The nomination will be extended until November 2023.
Weld RE-5J has five board members, or directors, to designate each of the five districts within the communities of Johnstown and Milliken. Hall represents District A, which covers the northern portion of Johnstown with Weld County Road 50 forming the boundary to the north and Colo. 60.
A candidate must have been registered as a voter in the Weld RE-5J School District for at least 12-continuous months prior to the nomination period. The candidate must also be a resident of District A and at least 18 years old.
Individuals who have been convicted of committing or pleading (no contest) or receiving an extended sentence or sentence for the commission of a sexual offense against a child are ineligible for appointment to the board of education, according to the vacancy notice. on the Weld RE-5J website.
Qualified individuals who wish to be considered for nomination are asked to submit a letter of interest including a biographical statement to Board of Education Secretary Jessica Diagana.
Information can be sent to Diagana at the school district, 110 St. Centennial Dr. Suite A in Milliken, or by email, [email protected]
Applicants will be asked to swear an affidavit attesting to the quality of the service upon submission of a letter of interest.
The board will meet with prospective candidates at a meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Knowledge Quest Academy, 705 St. Drive School House in Milliken.
For more information, contact Diagana at (970) 587-6125 or by email.
The other members of the board of education are: president Michael Wailes, who represents District E, president Nate Sassano (District D), treasurer Jeremy Scott (B) and Amanda Proctor (C).
This is the second month in eight Weld RE-5J boards will look to fill the nomination seat. Laura Parry resigned from the state in March because of her husband’s job. Parry was elected as a candidate in November 2021. Proctor was elected in May to fill Parry’s seat.
Greeley-Evans District 6 November 1 interviewed applicants for the vacant board of education. The District 6 member of the seven-person board has been absent since late September following the resignation of Pepper Mueller. District 6 is expected to fill the vacancy at its meeting on November 14.