Applicants for the Greenville Public School District Board of Trustees will make their case to City Council members during a public forum at tonight’s council meeting.
At the meeting, which is set for 4 p.m. at City Hall, council members will interview the eight candidates who would like to assume the open seat.
The City Clerk’s office on Friday afternoon announced the eight applicants for the Greenville Public School District Board of Trustees who submitted their applications by the deadline include Darrell Evans, Quincy Newson, Margaret Kibbee, Roy L. Riley Jr., Tonie D. Kirkland, Jan Vaughn, Sharde’ A. McClure and Allison Smith Washington.
All the applicants were vetted through the City Clerk’s office to make sure they are residents of the Greenville Public School District and registered voters in the City of Greenville.
Due to the number of candidates in the running, time limits will be imposed with each applicant given a one-to-two minute opportunity for an opening and closing statement. Council members will then ask questions from the floor.
A candidate will be selected at the Feb. 19 council meeting.
Once a candidate is selected, they will join a five-member board March 1. During the five-year term, the trustee is responsible for employing the superintendent, approving the budget, monitoring expenditures, setting the tax levy rate and may call for a bond election, according to the city ordinance.
Vaughn currently holds the position, but her term expires Feb. 28.