SC school board seeks applicants for vacant board position

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education is looking for residents interested in filling a vacant seat on the board.

Treasurer Michael Ahearne resigned his position effective June 22.

The board is required to appoint a replacement within 30 days.

The appointee will serve until at least the next school board election in November 2022. At that time, voters will determine who will serve the remainder of Ahearne’s term, which ends in 2024.

Applicants must live within the school district boundaries and be at least 18 years old. School district employees are not eligible to serve on the Board of Education.

“We have a very vibrant and active parent community (in Swartz Creek),” Superintendent Ben Mainka said. “We hope we will get a good turnout and a good group of people who would be interested in serving in that capacity.”

Interested people have until July 14 to submit their information, including a statement of their reason for wanting to serve on the school board.

At the July 21 board meeting, time will be allocated for formal interviews of the candidates. The board then will go through a recommendation process with each board member naming their first and second choices.

Although Ahearne served as the treasurer, the appointee will serve as a trustee. The board also will have to select a new treasurer from among the sitting members.