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Volunteers Wanted to Fill Mamaroneck Board of Ed Vacancy

MAMARONECK, N.Y. - Two members of the Mamaroneck Board of Education will not return after their terms expire May 15, and the Mamaroneck Selection Committee is searching for community members to fill those positions.

Anant Nambiar and Linnet Tse have decided not to seek another term on the board. The application due-date is Feb. 17. New school board members will be sworn in in June.

The Mamaroneck Steering Committee issued the following notice to potential candidates:

The Mamaroneck Selection Committee for the School Board is looking for qualified candidates to fill the upcoming vacant seats.

These are trying times and the children and community are looking for your assistance in keeping the Mamaroneck school system on top.

By participating as a school board member you will: make a meaningful and measurable difference in the lives of the children in this community, Translate your life experience and professional skills to benefit your community. Influence how the community's tax dollars are spent. Feel the reward of being able to change the lives of our next generation.

Candidates are being sought who are community minded, team players who feel they can bring a unique skill set or perspective to our school system. An ideal board member should be able to understand and discuss large quantities of information, be a team player, and an articulate communicator.

School board members are district residents who are elected to three-year terms.  During the term you will, among other duties, work with the Superintendent of Schools to develop district goals, adopt the annual budget, determine timing and sizing of bonds, work on the capital plan, approve teacher tenure requests, approve policy and approve the school calendar.

Board members are expected to attend two Tuesday evening meetings and two Tuesday morning meetings a month. Candidates should be community-minded and also have approximately 10 hours a week to devote to the board.

The application due-date for the selection committee’s endorsement is February 17, 2012.

If you are interested in applying for the School Board or would just like to learn more about the position, contact Janine Marallo Montoni of the selection committee at 914-315-1103, or by e-mail at janinemontoni@verizon.net.

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