From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The city of Trussville is accepting applications for the Trussville City Schools Board of Education.
A position on the board will become available in May 2021, with member Stan Garret’s term expiring. The city council is tasked with selecting the next member.
The school board is a separately incorporated board whose primary responsibility is oversight of the public school system and its finances and policy. Board members serve a five-year term and the board meets on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the school system’s central office.
Applications will be accepted through January and the city has put into place a new process for consideration of interested parties.
A committee of five, which consists of two city council members (BOE Liaison Lisa Bright and another member the council will choose), Mayor Buddy Choat, City HR Director Mandy Dixon, and one sitting school board member, will review applications.
The committee will interview finalists and the committee’s recommendations will be presented to the city council. At that time, the council may choose to meet with finalists.
The council plans to announce the next school board member at a meeting in March so they will have time to transition into the position.
The city has streamlined the process for applying for boards and committees online. You can apply for the school board position and other board openings in the city, by clicking here.