Boise begins selection of new trustee

Boise School District will begin its search on Monday for a new member to its Board of Trustees. This person will replace Janet Orndorff, who died on March 28 after a battle with breast cancer. She served on the board for 23 years.

The district went through a similar process just two months ago and selected Shauneen Grange to the board. She replaced Rory Jones, who stepped down after 26 years on the board.

Applications to fill Orndorff’s position will be available beginning Monday, April 15 in the Boise School District Clerk’s Office, 8169 W. Victory Rd., and also online. Applications must be returned in-person to the Clerk of the Board by  4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Monday, June 10, 2013, at 6 p.m., during the regular monthly Board meeting, candidates will be given an opportunity to make a brief statement and stand for questions from the board.  At that meeting, board members will consider all applicants and may select and install an individual to fill the vacancy on the board.  The new trustee would serve until the next board election to be held in September of 2014, when the Trustee may stand for election to serve a full six-year term.

Qualifications of Trustees

To be eligible to serve as a trustee, an individual must be at least 18 years of age, an elector and resident of the Boise School District, and have no direct or indirect interest in District contracts.  Before entering upon his/her duties, he/she shall take and subscribe an oath faithfully to perform the duties of his/her trust according to law; and no Trustee shall have any pecuniary interest, either directly or indirectly, in any contract with said District, or in any supplies furnished to or for said District, nor shall any Trustee be surety for the performance of any contract with the said Board or District, or the agent or partner of any contractor with said Board or District, and no action shall be maintained or recovery had against said Board or District upon any contract or obligation in which any Trustee is so interested, but the same shall be void. (Section 3 of Charter)