Grand Rapids Board of Education accepting applications until July 3 to fill vacant seat

6:09 PM, Jun 10, 2013   |    comments
Grand Rapids Public Schools
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The Grand Rapids Board of Education announced Monday that it is accepting applications to fill a soon-to-be vacant position following Senita Lenear's resignation that becomes effective on June 30.

Interested applicants must submit a resume and letter of intent explaining:
1. Why they are seeking the office
2. Why they believe they are qualified
3. What experience they may have with the Grand Rapids Public Schools and public education.

Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens, registered to vote, and live in the Grand Rapids Public Schools district.

Applications are due by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. They may be sent via email to or mailed to:

Grand Rapids Board of Education Secretary
PO Box 117
1331 Franklin Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

The board policy and bylaws requires a vacancy to be filled within 30 days from the effective day of resignation. The new member will be sworn in on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting.

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