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Board Vacancy

There is a vacancy in the position of School Board Director of Southmoreland School District formerly held by James Beistel and the School Board will receive for each candidate: 


(a) Written letters of interest with or without a resume; and 
(b) Signed and completed statements of financial interests for the preceding calendar year as required by the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act, all of which are to be mailed or delivered to the Board Secretary at 200 Scottie Way, Scottdale, PA 15683 on or before 3:00 PM on September 28, 2020 (deadline). The Secretary will then supply copies to all Board Members and the Board will consider as an agenda item voting on a replacement at a public voting meeting to be held on October 8, 2020 beginning at 7:00 PM (must be at least 10 days after deadline for receiving application and within 30 days of vacancy) at which time the Board will permit interested applicants the opportunity to publicly state their qualifications and/or positions on issues for up to 5 minutes each before voting thereon. If a candidate receives a majority vote, he/she will be eligible to serve until the first Monday of December after the November 2021 Municipal election provided that it is more than 60 days since the vacancy shall have occurred. Being appointed by the School Board does not include being placed on the 2021 Fall ballot for the remainder of the position which has been vacated until the first Monday in December 2023 and is a separate political process as required by the Pennsylvania Election Law and not within the jurisdiction of the Board of School Directors.