Englewood School Board members have moved a step closer to naming a resident to fill the position that became vacant when Gene Turnbull, a board member and candidate for re-election, died Sept. 4.
The board will interview finalists at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in the boardroom at the school administration building, 4100 S. Bannock St.
The board declared the vacancy on Sept. 17, which started the clock because state law requires the vacancy be filled within 60 days. Board members initiated the appointment process by requesting applications from individuals interested in serving on the board.
The district received letters of applications from Tanya Bell-DeNorch, Brent Boland, Amy Domnick, Kevin Ebert, Vanessa Fritzsche, Tealee Hinger, Jane Hoogendyk, Linda Kapler, Sharon Scheminske, Angela Schmitz, Terry Tanner and Dagan Thomas.
Board members reviewed the applications at the Oct. 17 work session and selected five finalists: Boland, Ebert, Kapler, Scheminske and Schmitz.
A letter and phone calls from board members urged those who weren’t selected as finalists to remain active and involved in the schools and the school district.
At the Oct. 29 meeting, tentative plans call for the board to discuss the issue in public session and possibly make the appointment that night.
The appointee will serve a two-year term. If the individual wants to remain on the board, he or she will be required to seek election for a two-year term.
During the Nov. 6 board meeting, the appointee and new board members Tena Prange and Jason Sakry will be sworn in. That night, Scott Gorsky, board president, and Tom O’Connor will complete their terms on the board.