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WCSD Board of Education Seeks Candidate

The Webster Central School District Board of Education is seeking a candidate interested in completing a term of office recently vacated by David Metzger. Metzger, a board member since 2018, has announced his resignation.

Prospective board candidates must be 18 years of age or older, a United States citizen, and a school district resident for at least 30 days.

Interested residents should send a letter of interest and their resume to Cynthia Cushman, District Clerk, Webster Central School District, c/o 1028 Ridge Road, Towne Center Plaza, Suite 112, Webster, NY 14580, by Friday, September 20, 2019, no later than 5:00 p.m. Letters and resumes may also be e-mailed to the district clerk at: Cynthia_Cushman@webstercsd.org. The board will select a candidate to serve the remainder of Metzger’s term, which runs through June 2020.

Vacant Board Seat Statement

Webster CSD’s Board of Education accepted the resignation of David Metzger this summer which created a vacancy on the board. Under New York State Education Law, in this type of vacancy, the board has the right to appoint a new member. There is no specific process in the law regarding board appointments. We have opted to use an open process in the spirit of inclusion and transparency. Historically, when there have been vacancies on the board, the board has utilized different appointment processes that were voted on by the board. The board is committed to finding a person to fill the seat who is aligned with our district’s values, ethics and core beliefs and is someone who is excited to work positively and collaboratively with her/his board colleagues and the superintendent. The importance of the district leadership team (board and superintendent) in its composition and its tenor has been shown through research to impact the academic results for students. Therefore, the more highly effective that team is, the more positive impact there is for students. We look forward to reviewing applications and applicants for the vacant seat.  
For more information on the role and responsibilities of board members, please visit:
http://www.websterschools.org/board and click on Board of Education FAQs.

Respectfully,
Webster CSD Board of Education
 
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