Corning-Painted Post Area School District Board of Education Seeks to Fill Board Seat Vacancy
Corning, NY – After serving ten years on the Corning-Painted Post Area School District Board of Education, and many prior years as a volunteer in the school district on PTA Council and numerous district committees, Board Vice President Victoria Zingler told the Board it was time for her to move forward in a new direction and focus on family and travel opportunities. In submitting her official resignation at the June 16th Board of Education Meeting, she said, “It was an incredibly difficult decision to make and I am grateful for the time I had working with the Board and district. I am proud of all we have accomplished on behalf of the students. It was truly an honor to serve my community.”
Board President Dr. Dale Wexell thanked Ms. Zingler for her service, and will officially recognize her at the August 4th Board of Education meeting. He said, “Victoria was a key element to our success the past decade. Her passion and enthusiasm will be greatly missed.”
Dr. Wexell said, “With the announcement that we now have a vacancy, it is the desire of the Board of Education to make an appointment for this seat and return to a nine member Board of Education. In a discussion at our Board workshop this month, it was determined we will reach out to the community to fill this position. I am asking that anyone who is interested in serving on the Board of Education and legally qualifies for a Board seat, to please send the Board of Education a one page letter of interest to our District Clerk, Karen Dutcher, by July 30, 2021.”
The successful applicant will be appointed to serve until June 30, 2022. The seat will be up for election on May 17, 2022 to complete the one year remaining on the original term, which runs through 2023. In the May 17, 2022 election, there will be three, 3-year regular terms and the remaining one-year term for a total of four open seats up for election. The three candidates with the highest number of votes will fill the three, 3-year terms through 2025 and the candidate with the fourth highest number of votes will fill the one-year term through 2023.
To be a member of the Board of Education a candidate must be:
- At least 18 years of age
- A citizen of the United States
- A resident of the School District for at least one year.
The Board will review the letters and determine candidates for interviews by the Board. It is the Board’s goal to announce the new appointment at the August 25, 2021 Board of Education Meeting.
Send a letter of interest to Karen Dutcher, District Clerk, 165 Charles Street, Painted Post, NY 14870 or firstname.lastname@example.org