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15 Apply for Open Rochester School Board Seat

Here are the names of the candidates, which the public is invited to meet on Monday night.

15 Apply for Open Rochester School Board Seat

The public is invited on Monday to meet the 15 candidates who have applied for one open seat on the Rochester Board of Education.

An informal meet-and-greet of candidates will be held at 6 p.m., before the board formally interviews the candidates during a public meeting. 

Candidate names were released Friday afternoon. They are:

  • Julie Alspach
  • Marsha J. Andres
  • Jon Barth
  • Jackie L. Bieber
  • Kelly Edward Borowski
  • Jason Hubbard
  • Brian Stephen Kirksey
  • Jordan Kotubey
  • Donald McLaughlin
  • Sherry Wynn Perdue
  • Joshua Raymond
  • Jeffrey Small
  • Patrick A. Thomas
  • Gary R. Tucker
  • Michael Zabat

Gerald Moore's resignation last week from the Rochester Board of Education has left an opening on the board. Board members plan to fill the position by Dec. 10, just in time for interviews with potential superintendent candidates to begin. The appointed member will serve until the next school election, which will be November 2014; that elected board member will serve until the end of 2016.

Community members are invited to attend an open house to meet candidates from 6-6:45 p.m. Starting at 7 p.m., board members will interview applicants during a special meeting. Interviews are expected to take between 10-15 minutes each.

At 7 p.m. on Dec. 5, the board will interview finalists during a special meeting. The new board member will be sworn in and begin duties on Dec. 10.

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