The Granville County Board of Education approved the formal process for filling the District 2 seat after the resignation of school board member Tom Houlihan.
Houlihan’s resignation was effective July 31, and the board met Monday, Aug. 1 to determine how to proceed to fill the unexpired term.
The board will continue with six members until a replacement for District 2 is appointed, according to information from Dr. Stan Winborne, public information officer.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, along with a resume and three letters of recommendation by the close of business on Friday, Aug. 26.
The board will interview candidates during a special called meeting set for Thursday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. The interviews and subsequent vote will occur in open session, Winborne noted, and the candidate selected will be sworn in and take the oath of office on Sept. 12.
If no suitable candidate is selected, the process will be repeated – with new deadlines selected – until the position is filled.
The letter of interest, resume and references can be emailed, hand-delivered or mailed to:
Mrs. Alston Shave
101 Delacroix St.
Oxford, NC 27565
The phone number for Central Services is 919.693.4613; the email is
These documents should provide information that highlight and demonstrate the candidate’s ability and experiences related to education and service to children, Winborne said.
Candidates should review the “Duties of the Board” guidelines issued by the NC School Board Association, which may be found at the NCSBA website url: https://www.ncsba.org/news-resources/board-member-knowledge-base/duties-of-the-board/
All candidates must reside in District 2 in order to be considered for this position. Proof of residency will be required. District 2 map and information may be found at the Granville County website url: https://www.granvillecounty.org/government/county-commissioners/approved-redistricting-map/