By Linda Borg
Journal Staff Writer
Posted Oct. 7, 2015 at 3:32 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Mayor Jorge Elorza announced Wednesday that the Providence School Board Nominating Commission is seeking applicants to serve on the Providence School Board.
“The Providence School Board is essential for making our school system the best that it can be,” said Elorza. “If you are passionate about improving our public schools, then I ask you to apply to serve the city and the students of Providence on the School Board.”
The nine school board members are each appointed to three-year terms. Terms are staggered to have three positions up for renewal every year. School board members whose terms are expiring may apply and be considered for reappointment. This year’s applicants are being considered for appointment to a term beginning in 2016 and going through 2019.
The School Board application deadline is 4 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2015. The School Board job description and online application are available at: providenceri.com/schools/nominating-commission-application.
The School Board Nominating Commission will conduct a public forum with selected applicants once the application period has closed. The commission then makes recommendations to the mayor, whose nominees will be reviewed by the City Council.