Applicants wanted for NPS Board of Education

NORFOLK, Neb. -- Norfolk Public Schools is seeking an applicant to fill their vacant spot on the NPS Board of Education.

The spot was vacated by long-time board member, Bruce Mitchell, in July. 

Applicants are currently being accepted and must contact the Board's Recording Secretary, Mary Hoien for the application. All applications must then be turned back into Hoien by September 1 at 12 p.m.

The most qualified three to four candidates will be selected by the president and vice-president of the Board. The candidates will be contacted letting them know they have been selected as a finalist. All applicants will receive a phone call to inform them if they were selected not. The finalists will be interviewed at the September 13 Board of Education meeting. 

Each interview will last approximately 20-25 minutes where candidates will be asked to make a statement about their qualifications (no longer than five minutes) and followed by a 15-20 minute question and answer session. The individual that is selected will be seated on the Board at the September 23 meeting. 

According to NPS, applicants are required to be legally registered voters that live within the boundaries of the Norfolk Public Schools District, have a sincere desire to serve the educational needs of NPS students, be nonpartisan and non-geographical in dealing with all school matters. Members shall not subordinate the education of children to any partisan principle, unrelated group interest or personal ambition. 

Applicants must all be willing to attend all Board of Education meetings and review all supplemental material needed before the meetings. The board member must also serve on several board committees and may be asked to participate in board retreats and strategic planning. 

All information regarding the application process was found on the NPS Board of Education meeting agenda for August 9, which can be found here