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Vacancy on the Holliston School Committee

posted Jun 8, 2015, 5:29 AM by Tom Reeve
In a letter dated May 21, 2015, Holliston School Committee member Ian Kelly resigned his seat on the Holliston School Committee effective immediately. Mr. Kelly informed the Committee that his “[time] commitments beyond the committee have exceeded and are compromising my capacity to serve the Holliston Public Schools and the Holliston community in a way that feels both appropriate and acceptable.” The School Committee has reluctantly accepted Mr. Kelly’s resignation and thanks him for his outstanding service to the community. 

The process for filling a School Committee vacancy is prescribed by Massachusetts State Law, which authorizes the remaining members of the School Committee and the members of the Board of Selectmen to appoint an eligible member of the community to fill the vacancy until the next annual Town election in May 2016. To fulfill this obligation, the School Committee and Board of Selectmen will hold a Joint Meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm to vote to appoint a new School Committee member. That meeting will be held in the Library of Holliston High School. Town Clerk Elizabeth Greendale will also attend the meeting and will be available to swear-in the newly appointed member with the expectation that the new member will participate in the Regular Meeting of the School Committee scheduled to begin at 7:00pm that same evening. 

Interested members of the community who wish to be considered for this vacancy are requested to send a letter of interest that describes the community member’s applicable experience and why they think they should be appointed to the vacant position. Letters of interest should be sent to: 

Carol J. Emmons, Chair 
Holliston School Committee 
c/o Office of the Superintendent 
370 Hollis Street 
Holliston,. MA 01746 

Letters must be received no later than Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at noon in order to be considered at the Joint Meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Carol Emmons, Chair of the School Committee at 429-0654; Jay Marsden, Chair of the Board of Selectmen at 429- 0608; or Elizabeth Greendale, Town Clerk at 429-0601.