Fayette school board extends deadline for vacant post applications

The Fayette County Board of Education has extended the deadline for those wishing nto be considered for the Post 2 seat recently vacated by board member Mary Kay Bacallao.

The former deadline of April 11 had been changed to April 14 at 10 a.m. for applicants to submit their letters of interest and resumes to apply for appointment to the Post 2 vacancy on the Fayette County Board of Education. The individual appointed to Post 2 will fill the remainder of the term left on the seat, which expires December 31, 2016.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

· 21 years of age or older

· A citizen of Georgia

· A resident of Fayette County for at least 12 months and reside within the Post 2 district (see map on the school system’s website, www.fcboe.org)

· Not a Fayette County School System employee or Georgia Department of Education employee

· Not the holder of another county office

· Not disqualified by the constitution or laws of the state from holding public office

Interested applicants must submit a written letter of interest and resume addressed to:
Fayette County Board of Education
c/o Board Chairman Marion Key
210 Stonewall Avenue, West
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Letters must be received no later than 10 a.m. on Monday, April 14. Letters may be mailed or hand-delivered to the board of education office at the above address by the deadline noted.

All discussions and actions pertaining to filling the vacant seat must be conducted in public. Applicants will make a five-minute presentation about why they want to serve on the Board at a called meeting on April 21 at 7 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fayette County Board of Education (210 Stonewall Avenue, West, Fayetteville). Board members will ask questions of the applicants following their presentations; applicants may also ask questions of the Board.

The Board anticipates making an appointment to fill the Post 2 vacancy at its regular monthly business meeting scheduled on Monday, April 28.