The Austin School Board approved a resolution at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday calling for a special election to fill a vacancy on the board with the resignation of Don Fox, effective November 2nd.
Fox, who submitted his letter of resignation on June 2nd, was re-elected to a four-year term on the board in November of 2018. The board then approved a resolution calling for a special election to fill the vacancy on November 3rd. The person elected to fill the vacancy would serve a term that would expire on January 2nd, 2023. In other business, the Austin School Board approved a resolution calling for a general election for three four-year terms on the board on November 3rd, as the seats currently held by incumbents Carolyn Dube, Don Leathers and Richard Lees will be up for election.
The Austin School Board also approved a resolution Monday afternoon establishing dates for filing affidavits of candidacy for the general election November 3rd from Tuesday, July 28th until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11th. Those that file will be asked to specify whether they are filing for the two-year term or for one of the three four-year terms on the board.
An information session for those considering running for a seat on the Austin School Board concerning the various details about being a board member will be held on June 29th in the District Office Conference Room at Austin High School, and also online at 5:00 p.m.