School board seeks new member
Several people express interest
By Erik Buchinger
The Clintonville School Board is looking to fill its seventh spot after treasurer Clyde Tellock’s resignation last month.
During the board meeting on Monday, Aug. 14, School Board President Ben Huber said the deadline to file a declaration of interest will be Monday, Aug. 28.
“Anyone who is interested in the position has to go to central offices to receive the paperwork and fill it out,” Huber said.
According to the school board’s bylaws, if the number of candidates exceeds four, the Board President shall call an open meeting of the full board to narrow the list of applicants to four candidates.
If there are four or less candidates, the board may conduct a vote to elect the new board member on Sept. 11.
“If you have anyone out there that’s interested in the position, we certainly encourage them to reach out,” Huber said.
Huber said he has already received interest from people wanting to join the school board.
“There have been several people who have expressed interest, but they will have to go through the process of going through central offices and filling out the form,” Huber said.
The Tribune-Gazette obtained Tellock’s resignation letter, addressed to school board clerk Jim Dins.
“Please accept this email as my official resignation from the Board of Education for the Clintonville School District,” the letter stated. “The effective date would be July 24, 2017. It has been a privilege to serve on the board, however, I no longer feel that my continued service would be compatible with the direction the board seems to be going.”
Tellock announced that he was leaving during a school board meeting on July 24.
“I have an announcement,” Tellock said at the meeting. “This will be my last meeting, so I’m going to excuse myself right now.”
“Thank you, Clyde, for your years of service,” Huber said as Tellock gathered his things to leave.
Strauman named treasurer
Kris Strauman was voted unanimously to replace Tellock as the school board’s treasurer.
Strauman was nominated by board member Marc Zachow, and the board’s vice president Lori Poppe seconded the motion.