Board Member Vacancy

Dear Members of the Manitou Springs and the Ute Pass Area Communities,

At our July 18, 2022 Board of Education meeting, the members accepted the resignation of Board Director Gary Smith. Gary has been a tremendous member of the Board of Education, and we appreciate his years of service. Additionally, Gary served two-terms as a member of City Council for the City of Manitou Springs.

The Board of Education needs to fill this vacancy within 60 day of accepting the resolution and establishing the procedure for filling the vacancy.

  • Public Posting of Application Notice for Interested Individuals–Thursday, July 21, 2022
  • Application Packet Due to Secretary to the Board (Kendal Kelly at [email protected])--Monday, August 8, 2022 due by 4:00pm
  • Board of Education Directors Select 3 Applicants to Interview–Monday, August 22, 2022
  • In-person Interviews with the Board of Education During Special Meeting & Selection via Board Vote–Thursday, September 1, 2022 beginning at 5:00pm
  • Selected Applicant to take Oath of Office–Monday–September 12, 2022

Who is Eligible to Apply for this Vacancy?:

A candidate for the school board must be a resident of the school district and a registered voter for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election. No person who has been convicted of a sexual offense against a child is eligible to serve on the school board. Because school director elections are nonpartisan, candidates may not campaign as members of a political party.

Here is the link to the application:

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me ([email protected]), Kendal Kelly (Secretary to the Board, [email protected]), or Elizabeth Domangue (Superintendent, [email protected]).

Natalie Johnson
Board of Education

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