School Board accepting applicants for Lannon seat

The Hamilton School Board is accepting applications from Lannon residents interested in filling the seat of member James Long. The deadline for application is Aug. 1.

School Board member James Long is recognized at his last meeting July 18 for 26 years of service on the board.

School Board member James Long is recognized at his last meeting July 18 for 26 years of service to the Hamilton School District.

Long, who has served as the Lannon representative to the School Board member since 1990, resigned his seat effective July 19. In a letter to the School Board, Long said serving on the board has been an honor and privilege.

“It has been a source of personal pride working with teachers, administrators, community members and fellow school board members to make significant progress over the years on behalf of children,” Long wrote.

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 Lannon resident and will serve the remainder of Long’s term which ends in April, 2017.

The timeline to fill the vacancy includes:

  • July 18 – Aug. 1 – candidates may submit letter of application and complete Declaration of Eligibility to Hold Office as an Appointee;
  • Aug. 3 – School Board holds special meeting to interview and consider applicants;
  • Aug. 4 – School Board president informs applicant of board’s decision; and
  • Aug. 15 – Appointed applicant takes oath of office at School Board meeting.

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