Monday, January 07, 2008
Good IPS Board Candidates Wanted
An IPS supporter and reader of this blog informs me that good, qualified candidates are needed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of IPS board member Olgen Williams, who resigned last week to become Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood and Public Affairs in the Ballard administration. You must apply by January 10 if you are interested. Here is a link to IPS' website. There was a Star article last week explaining how to apply, but the link to that story is now dead. Williams held an at-large seat on the board. There are 5 district seats and 2 at-large seats. No more than 2 members may live in the same district. As I understand, district 1 already has 2 board members so you can't reside in that district. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a map of the districts so you'll have to figure that out yourself. One-half of your property tax bill goes to support IPS. If you care about education and how your tax dollars are spent, please consider applying for this open board position.