Five Towns school board seeks new member

By Staff | Dec 20, 2012

Camden — Robert Lawson, Camden representative to Five Towns CSD School Board, has resigned due to work obligations that don’t allow him to perform his duties, creating an open seat on the board, according to Town Manager Patricia Finnigan.

By state law, the select board is allowed to appoint a replacement to complete Lawson’s term, Finnigan said in an email. The term expires in June 2015 and selectmen are seeking interested applicants.

People interested in joining the school board should send a letter to the town office expressing their interest, why they want to serve and any experience that they think is relevant for the select board to consider, Finnigan said.

More information about the role of the school board is available online at fivetowns.net/sad/schoolBoard.cfm. Current school board members also are willing to share information, Finnigan said.

In discussing the vacancy, selectmen noted being a school board member is a very rewarding experience that gives people an opportunity to be involved in setting policy and the direction of the community’s public educational system, Finnigan said. School board actions are, in part, controlled by state laws, but each school board can impact the educational experience and make a real difference in students' lives, she said.

Letters of interest should be submitted to Finnigan’s office by Jan. 2. Selectmen aim to make the appointment at the Jan. 8 select board meeting.

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