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Board Elections for Vacant Seats

posted Aug 30, 2017, 6:18 PM by LLCS Board

Dear Parents, Administration and Staff:

 

      As many of you know, we have had three resignations from the LLCS board and are looking to fill these positions.  In light of the many recent emails and phone calls in the past few days concerning this upcoming election, it is necessary to explain the haste in the process this week.  In this situation, the initial interpretation of the by-laws was that the three vacated seats could be immediately appointed.  None of the board members felt comfortable with this and the advice of our legal counsel was sought to clarify how to have a timely election to democratically fill these vacancies which took several days to accomplish. In the meantime, the by-laws were interpreted to say an election would have to be completed 15 days from the day of the resignations which prompted the rush.  Until the correct legal interpretation of our by-laws was received, the board moved forward to avoid the possible non-compliance.  

 

As it turns out, the board has 15 days from the time the election is ANNOUNCED to fill the seats.  Thankfully, this gives everyone more time to make decisions on nominating and campaigning.  Parents, guardians, and community members will have until September 6, 2017 to submit their resumes and voting will occur September 12, 2017. Service on the board will be immediately following the election until the first Wednesday in February 2018.  Also, please know that since the board still has a quorum with the recent exit of 3 members, there will be no need to appoint interim seats.

 

We are looking for dedicated and passionate people with our students' best interests at heart who will have ample time each week to dedicate to board business.  We sincerely apologize to all parents and guardians for any confusion or added stress due to the perceived rush of the election, but feel we now have ample time to find our most qualified and dedicated stakeholders to serve the remainder of the terms. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out by phone or email.

 

 

Thank You,

LLCS Board of Directors

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LLCS Board,
Aug 30, 2017, 6:18 PM
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