The Antioch School Board has to fill another vacancy with the recent resignation of Claire Smith.
This is the second time the Board members have had to fill a board position in less than a year. Last fall, after Barbara Cowan resigned with a little more than a year left in her term, the Board appointed Fernando Navarro to the empty seat.
During the appointment process, the person to receive the second most votes was Julie Young, who attends almost all school board meetings.
She is very knowledgeable about the issues and can hit the ground running, should she be appointed.
The Board is in the midst of searching for a new superintendent. They need a full, five-member board to help in making the decision.
If the Board goes through another appointment process to fill the current vacancy, it could take another month or two to do so, and then the new member wouldn’t be seated until a month after that. The Board is wanting to hire a new superintendent by June.
It makes sense to appoint Young at their next meeting so there will be a complete board for the hiring decision.