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-Press Release, Granville County Public Schools
The Granville County Board of Education held a special called meeting on Monday, June 29, 2020. After the conclusion of official business items on the agenda, Board Member Rob Rivers announced his resignation effective September 30, 2020.
Rivers stated, “To my fellow citizens of District 3, I will be forever grateful for the trust you placed in me to be your representative on the school board. However, I have regrettably concluded that I can no longer function effectively and productively on the Board to the level that I expect.”
Mr. Rob Rivers has served the constituents of District 3 for two years as a member of the Board of Education, having been elected to the position in May of 2018.
Superintendent McLean and Board Chairman Richardson both expressed their appreciation for Mr. River’s service to the students of Granville County.
The Board will continue with six members until a replacement for District 3 is appointed. Per Policy 2115 – Unexpired Term Fulfillment, the Granville County Board of Education will proceed with the process for filling the District 3 seat made vacant by the resignation of Mr. Rob Rivers effective September 30, 2020.
It is the intent of the Board to identify and appoint a suitable candidate for this position using the process outlined below, with the ultimate goal of serving the students of Granville County Public Schools.
Interested candidates should review the “Duties of the Board” guidelines issued by the NC School Board Association, which may be found at the NCSBA website https://www.ncsba.org/news-
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a C.V. or resume, and three letters of recommendation to the Clerk of the Board of Education, Ms. Lynn Henderson, by the close of business, August 31, 2020. These documents should provide information that highlights the candidate’s ability and experiences related to education and service to children.
All candidates must reside in District 3 in order to be considered for this position. Proof of residency will be required. District 3 map and information may be found at the Granville County website https://www.granvillecounty.
During its regularly scheduled meeting on September 8, 2020, the Board will review the documents submitted by each candidate and vote to issue invitations to those the Board wishes to interview.
In September, the Board will hold a Special Called Meeting for the purpose of interviewing candidates (the Board will use a list of questions asked of each candidate, chosen at the beginning of the meeting).
At its regularly scheduled meeting on October 5, 2020, the Board will then vote on who will fill the unexpired term of District 3. (Note: Interviews and vote to take place in Open Session)
At a date to be determined, the chosen candidate will take the oath of office.