Hall resigns from GF School Board
Lyle Hall has resigned from the Grand Forks School Board after serving for 15 years, and the board will soon pick a temporary replacement. Hall recently moved out of the School District and sent in a letter of resignation Jan. 11. He said he hope...
Lyle Hall has resigned from the Grand Forks School Board after serving for 15 years, and the board will soon pick a temporary replacement.
Hall recently moved out of the School District and sent in a letter of resignation Jan. 11. He said he hoped to finish up his current term, but construction of his new house south of town finished up ahead of schedule.
"I had no intention when I ran four years ago that I would be moving," he said.
Hall and his wife have seen their six children go through the district and their youngest is now a junior in college. He said his time on the board was a "learning experience," and he plans on still being involved in the community but added he's ready to step down.
"It's probably time to let somebody new come in," he said.
The North Dakota Century Code says a school board vacancy needs to be filled by an appointment or special election within 60 days, which means the board has until March 11 to fill the position.
At Monday's board meeting, business manager Bill Hutchison recommended picking a temporary replacement because the June 8 general election will choose new board members.
He suggested asking former board members to fill the vacancy until a permanent replacement can be voted in, but other members worried there wouldn't be enough time. The only board meeting scheduled before the March 11 deadline is Feb. 22, which means members will have to vote on and approve a candidate to meet the state requirement.
The board is now asking anyone interested in the position to submit their name, address and a brief statement on why they want to serve. Applicants must live in the district and be at least 18, and need to submit their letter by Feb. 17.
Applications can be sent to Bill Hutchison, Box 6000, Grand Forks, ND 58206-6000 or be e-mailed to email@example.com .
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