District 833 Outlines Process, Timeline for Filling School Board Vacancy

The board will appoint someone to replace departing Chair Leslee Boyd.

South Washington County Schools on Friday outlined the checkpoints coming up as the district looks to replace School Board Chair Leslee Boyd. 

Boyd last month announced her resignation from the District 833 School Board. Her husband took a job elsewhere, and the couple plans to move to Oklahoma, where thy lived briefly in the 1990s when they first got married.

       Related: School Board Chair Leslee Boyd Resigns

“If it wasn’t for that, I would certainly stay on the board,” Boyd told Patch in late October. “Because I love what I do.”


Applications are due in the superintendent’s office no later than 4 p.m. on Nov. 26.

Board receives applications: Nov. 27

Interviews: First week of December (tentative)

Candidate final recommendation: Second week of December (tentative)

Board approval of new member: Dec. 20


Applications will be accepted at the District Service Center, attn: Mary Amidon, 7362 E. Pt. Douglas Road S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016.

Those interested are asked to submit a letter of intent and résumé. According to the district, the letter of intent should address:

  • why the individual wishes to serve on the school board;
  • what strengths he/she would bring to the school board;
  • identify the three most pressing issues the district is currently facing; and
  • describe previous professional/volunteer activities with the school district and community.

Applicants must be 21 years old or older at the time the term of office begins, reside in the school district for at least 30 days, be an eligible voter (citizen of the U.S.), and not have been convicted of an offense (registration of predatory offenders) as detailed in state statute 243.166.

The appointed person will begin her or her duties on Jan. 1, 2013, for a term that will expire at the end of the day on Nov. 5, 2013 (Election Day).


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