School Board accepting applicants for Butler seat

The Hamilton School Board is accepting applications from Butler residents interested in filling a seat on the board. The deadline for application is May 23.SchoolBoardVacancy

Deborah Briggs, who served as the Butler representative to the School Board for 24 years, chose not to seek re-election this spring, and no Butler resident filed to run for the seat.

The Hamilton School Board has seven seats representing five municipalities and two at-large posts. While district voters cast ballots for all the positions, candidates must live in the communities they represent. Candidates can live anywhere in the district to qualify for the at-large positions.

When a vacancy on the School Board occurs, the remaining members are responsible to appoint a qualified citizen to fill the position. The applicant appointed to the position must be a Butler resident and will serve until spring of 2019 when he or she can run to fill out the remainder of the three- year term which ends in April, 2021.

The School Board approved a timeline outlining the process to fill the vacancy including:

  • May 9-23 – candidates may submit letter of application and complete Declaration of Eligibility to Hold Office as an Appointee;
  • June 7 – School Board holds special meeting to interview and consider applicants;
  • June 8 – School Board president informs applicant of board’s decision; and
  • June 18 – Appointed applicant takes oath of office at School Board meeting.

Butler citizen interested in applying for the position should contact the Superintendent’s Office at (262) 246-1973 x1108.