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Trustee Seat Available on Governing Board

Trustee Seat Available on Governing Board

This communication is to announce the resignation of Katherine Chan from the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District Board of Trustees. Katherine has served in multiple capacities while on the Board, with her most recent being Vice President. COVID-19 was challenging in itself and leading a school district was far from an easy task. Katherine led by putting students first, equity, science, and trusting our local experts at Marin County Public Health. This leadership proved to be an exemplar where LCMSD COVID response governance team successes were shared as an exemplar via the California School Boards Association. Katherine has dedicated countless hours to the students, families, and staff in our learning community. She led when the community needed her most. We thank her for her service to the District. Please join me in wishing her the best in her move to a neighboring community and her future endeavors. She will be greatly missed.

Below is a copy of the Press Release announcing the vacancy on the Board created by the resignation. The remaining Trustees will accept (via the District Office) and review applications from qualified candidates residing within District boundaries, interview, and appoint a new Trustee within the 60-day period required by law and according to the following 2021 timeline:

June 25                                    Vacancy Announcement and Press Release

 

June 28                                    Informational Meeting on “Becoming a Trustee” at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom (LINK). This Zoom will be

                                               recorded and posted (HERE) for those unable to attend.

 

July 12 -                                  Application Window. The application will be posted on July 12

July 30 (noon)                         on the home page of www.lcmschools.org

 

(Applications may be dropped off at the District Office or emailed to mokeeffe@lcmschools.org by noon on July 30)

 

August 10                                A Special Board Meeting will be held to interview and appoint one of the candidates. This Special

                                              Board Meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom (LINK).

 

August 25                                Swear-In Appointee at Regular Board Meeting to serve on the Board as Trustee for the duration of the appointment.

 

The duration of the appointment is through November 2022, until the next regularly scheduled Governance Board election.

 

Trustees encourage interested community members to apply and contact Superintendent Geithman (bgeithman@lcmschools.org) with any questions regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Governing Board and Trustees and/or attend the Informational Meeting or watch the recording (posted HERE on June 30, 2021). We encourage interest and applications!

 

You may also wish to contact one of our current Trustees with questions, or to set up a time to talk, at the below email(s):

 

Jill Sellers, Board President, jsellers@lcmschools.org

Sarah Mueller, Vice President, smueller@lcmschools.org

Monica Cañas, Clerk, mcanas@lcmschools.org

Annie Sherman, asherman@lcmschools.org

 

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Press Release

Trustee Seat Available on Governing Board

June 25, 2021

 

Dr. Brett Geithman, Superintendent of the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District, announced that there is an open seat on the Governing Board, due to the resignation of Trustee Katherine Chan, as she has moved out of school district boundaries. Applications will be available starting July 12, 2021, on the District’s website (www.lcmschools.org) under “LCMSD News” on the home page through the submission deadline. Completed applications must be submitted in person to the District Office, 230 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, by noon on July 30, 2021, or via email to mokeeffe@lcmschools.org.

 

Interested persons who live within the boundaries of the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District and who are registered voters are welcome to apply for the vacancy. All applications will become public record and will be part of the August 10, 2021 Special Board Meeting packet.

 

An informational meeting on “Becoming a Trustee” will be held via Zoom (LINK) on June 28 at 4:30 p.m. The recording will be posted HERE on June 30, 2021. On this Zoom, the Superintendent will review the basic roles and responsibilities of the school board and individual trustees, and one or two Trustees may be present to answer questions.

 

The candidate appointed to fill this vacancy will serve as Trustee until the next regular Governance Board election in November of 2022. Candidates will be interviewed during a Special Board Meeting on August 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom by the remaining Trustees. General inquiries from interested parties can be made by calling Mary Anne at (415) 927-6960 x5 or by emailing her at mokeeffe@lcmschools.org.

 

Interested parties wanting additional information may also contact the Superintendent directly at bgeithman@lcmschools.org.

 

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