FKCS looks for new board members
By JERRY LEITZELL
Fort Knox Community Schools
The Fort Knox Community Schools system seeks three people to serve on the board of education. They will fill three vacancies on the five member board.
The election will be held Aug. 21 for a term of two years.
Board members serve at-large, representing all parents and legal guardians of students enrolled in the Fort Knox schools.
The board advises the superintendent on matters ranging from curricular to extra-curricular and from programs to policies.
From September through May, except December, the board members meet one day a month for a business meeting in a school or in the Crittenberger Central Staff offices building.
To be elected as a member of the board, an individual must be a resident of Fort Knox, be 21 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be the parent or legal guardian of a child enrolled in the Fort Knox schools.
School system employees may not serve as board members.
Each candidate for school board membership must be nominated in writing by one other resident of post who is the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the school system. Votes may be cast at the time of election for write in candidates who have not filed a nomination petition if the write-in candidates otherwise are qualified to serve in the positions sought.
Download the school board application packet at www.am.dodea.edu/knox/FKCSCO/Pages/BoardofEducation.htm or telephone the superintendent’s secretary at 624-2345 extension 4104.
The application deadline is 3 p.m. Aug. 6. Return the completed application to the superintendent’s secretary in the Crittenberger Building 4553, 281 Fayette Avenue, located adjacent to Patton Museum in Keyes Park.
The school board election will be held Aug. 21 in the Fort Knox High School lobby, Building 7501, 266 Maine Street. Poll will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The electorate for each school board seat shall be composed of parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in the school system who officially reside on post. Each member of the electorate shall have one vote.
The election shall be by secret ballot. All votes must be cast in person at the time and place of the election. The three candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be elected as school board members.