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Several options for filling Greil’s seat on school board

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There are several options for filling Dan Greil’s soon-to-be vacated seat on the Independent District 200 School Board. Greil, who has served on the School Board since 2007, announced last week that he will resign from the School Board because the family has sold their house and will be moving to St. Paul. He says the date of his resignation has not yet been determined.

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Greil still has two and a half years left in his term — it officially ends on Dec. 31, 2015.

One thing is certain, according to Superintendent Tim Collins.

“Regardless of when Dan turns in his resignation, the district will need to appoint someone to fill his position,” he said. “If he turns in his resignation prior to July 30th, then we will need to appoint someone for a very short period of time from the date of his resignation until the election for a two-year position, which occurs this November.” If Dan turns in his resignation after July 30, which is the beginning of the filing period for candidates in the upcoming election, then the School Board will appoint someone for the remaining two years of his term said Collins.

Collins noted that there will be a general election this coming November for three board member positions. The terms of Dan Cater, Angie McGinnis and Teresa Moes expire this year. The filing period for candidates is July 30 to August 13. The terms of office for these positions are four years each.

There is not an official procedure to fill a vacated seat, Collins said. The decision could be made based on a recommendation brought to the board from the superintendent or a committee of board members.

There is also the possibility of accepting a pool of applicants. The board would then decide on a candidate from that pool. Collins says that it is not yet known who the board member will be, and even the means of the decision will not be certain until Greil officially resigns.

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Jane Lightbourn
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