After Milford School District’s Board of Education failed to choose one of the two candidates who applied for the open seat in Area B after the resignation of Kris Thompson, board policy requires that the opening be posted again in order to seek additional candidates. Anyone interested in applying for the seat may do so until September 12, 2022.
“This is something we have to do under the policy,” Dr. Kevin Dickerson, Superintendent, said. “We are reopening the vacancy to allow more people to apply. The two who answered questions before the board are still candidates and may still be appointed, but this allows others who may be interested in the seat to apply and be considered. The two candidates who were already interviewed by the board do not have to reapply but will need to be available to the board for questions at our September board meeting.”
The September school board meeting is scheduled for September 19 at 7 PM. Anyone who applies to fill the vacant seat will be asked questions by the board. Once all candidates have been interviewed, the board will vote to appoint one of the candidates to the Area B seat. Anyone interested must submit a formal request for consideration of appointment with a letter of interest, accompanied by a resume of the applicant’s education and professional background by 4:00 PM on September 12, 2022 Applications should be sent to Milford Board of Education, c/o Milford School District, Attention: Ms. Theresa Blocker, Administrative Secretary – Superintendent’s Office, 906 Lakeview Avenue, Milford, DE 19963. They may also be emailed to [email protected]
Persons interested in becoming a candidate must be a citizen of the United States and Delaware and live in the school district and must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the appointment. The applicant must live within the Area B geographical area as specified below and cannot be a paid employee of the district. They must never have been convicted of embezzlement as well.
In addition, an individual may not serve as a member of the board if they have ever been convicted or have ever pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to any crime against a child constituting a felony, any sexual offense against a child or any crime constituting a felony sexual offense or unlawful sexual contact in the third degree under Delaware law. No individual that has been convicted or has pleaded guilty or nolo contendere within the preceding 10 years to any crime constituting a felony that is not a related to the previously mentioned crimes.
Applicants may not have been convicted or plead guilty or nolo contendere within the preceding 5 years to any crime against a child constituting a misdemeanor, except for unlawful sexual contact in the third degree under Delaware law. They also cannot have been convicted of possession of a controlled substance or a counterfeit controlled substance classified as such in Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V of Chapter 47 of Title 16, unless the conviction was for possession of a personal use quantity of marijuana or possession of drug paraphernalia. Any crime constituting a misdemeanor offense against public administration involving bribery, improper influence or abuse of office also disqualifies an individual from serving on school boars.
Before an individual may be appointed to the board, the individual must obtain a criminal background check and Child Protection Registry.
The Area B Seat serves the following geographical area within the Milford School District:
Beginning at the point where Road 594 intersects the boundary between Milford and Woodbridge School Districts, proceed northeast along the center of Road 594 to the intersection of Road 42; north along the center of Road 42 to a point .2 miles south of Road 207; thence due east to the Herring Branch. Follow along Herring Branch to the point where it intersects with Route 113; thence north along the center of Route 113 to the intersection of Route 14; west along the center of Route 14 to Road 396; northwest along the center of Road 396 to the Milford-Lake Forest School District boundary. Thence follow the existing common boundary south between the Milford-Lake Forest and Woodbridge School Districts to the point where Road 594 intersects the boundary between Milford and Woodbridge School Districts.
The Board shall review all applications submitted and appoint a qualified person per 14 Del. C. Ch. 10 § 1054. A regular school board election will be held to fill the remainder of the unexpired term in accordance with 14 Del. C. Ch. 10 § 1075.
For more information, contact the Milford School District Administrative Office at 302-422-1600.
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