Hlavac’s resignation creates open seat

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The resignation of Melissa Hlavac last Monday has left a vacant seat on the Chatham County Board of Education, which has initiated a process for appointing a new member to fill the term which will expire December 2024.

Interested parties are to submit the following application, letter of interest and resume by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The application can be found on the school district website at www.chatham.k12.nc.us or picked up in person at the administrative offices at 369 West St., Pittsboro, 27312.

Completed applications, letter of interest and resume should be submitted to Kristin Guthrie, board clerk, at kguthrie@chatham.k12.nc.us, or may be mailed or delivered to CCS’s administrative offices.

Hlavac, in announcing her resignation, cited a need to devote more time to personal and professional endeavors. Her resignation was effective immediately.

“I feel honored and privileged to have served on the Chatham County Schools Board of Education for nearly eight years,” Hlavac said. “We’ve worked hard, navigated challenging decisions, and treated each other with respect, all while not betraying our deepest values. I’m proud of our board for its collective accomplishments on behalf of CCS as well as its steadfast support for our students, teachers, staff and administrators.”

The board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the media center of George Moses Horton Middle School to interview the applicants. The board will make its selection by majority vote that evening. The new board member will be sworn in at the regular session meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, in the media center of Chatham Grove Elementary School.

In order to serve on the Board of Education, a candidate must:

• reside in school board residency District 1

• not be a convicted felon

• not have a current conflict of interest situation with the school district

• must be a registered voter

• must be at least 21 years of age

The application can be found at bit.ly/3drZtGL.

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