Post offers opportunity to shape future of Providence Schools; application deadline is November 13.
The Providence School Board Nominating Commission is accepting applications for three positions on the School Board that have terms expiring on December 31, 2013. Candidates with strong finance and/or policy experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
"The School Board plays an important and direct role in our efforts to improve student achievement and successfully serve all of our students," said Mayor Taveras.
School Board members are appointed to three-year terms, which are staggered to have three positions up for renewal every year. School Board members whose terms are expiring have the possibility of reappointment to subsequent three-year terms.
The School Board Nominating Commission will conduct an informational session on Wednesday, November 6 for interested parties to learn about the roles and responsibilities of School Board members and the School Board nomination process. The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. at the Providence Public School Department at 797 Westminster Street, in School Board Room C.
The School Board application deadline is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. The School Board job description and online application are available at: http://www.providenceri.com/schools/nominating-commission-application/
The School Board Nominating Commission is reaching out to community groups in Providence to encourage individuals to apply.
Applicants whose applications meet the general qualifications for School Board candidacy will be invited to appear at a public forum on the evening of Wednesday, November 20 for interested community members to meet and ask questions of candidates. The time and location of the public forum will be posted on the following webpage by Wednesday, November 6: http://www.providenceri.com/schools/nominating-commission-application/
At the conclusion of the application process, Mayor Taveras will select nominees from a pool of finalists recommended by the Nominating Commission. The new School Board nominees will be subject to City Council approval.