|Kim Killin resigns school board seat|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
A vacancy has been declared on the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education with the recent resignation of board member Kim Killin. She became ineligible to hold the office when she was appointed Phillips County judge this month.
Her written resignation was accepted by the board at its June 17 meeting, effective June 30. The board must fill the vacancy by appointment within 60 days.
Killin was first elected to the Re-1J board in 2009 and was re-elected for a four-year term in 2013. The new appointee will serve until the next regular school election in November of 2015. At that point, an election will be held for a two-year term to complete the remainder of Killin’s unexpired term.
Those interested in being considered for the vacant board position should pick up an application at the district administration building at 435 S. Morlan Ave. in Holyoke. Applications must be returned by 4 p.m. Friday, July 18.
To be eligible for appointment, a candidate must be a registered elector of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the date of appointment.
Any person who has been convicted of a sexual offense against a child is ineligible for the office of school board member.
Each candidate for appointment to the vacancy must establish their eligibility to hold office by submitting a sworn affidavit attesting to their qualification for office by the July 18 deadline.
The board will interview some or all prospective candidates Tuesday, Aug. 5, at a public meeting.
Holyoke Enterprise June 19, 2014