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Dist. 202 seeking applicants for school board vacancy

12/18/2014, 1:46 p.m.
The person appointed will complete the term of William Dargan, who resigned Wednesday to take a job in Florida.
William Dargan Jr.

District 202 provided this news release:

The Plainfield District 202 Board of Education will accept applications to fill a vacant Board of Education seat through Jan. 10, 2015.

Board of Education member William Dargan Jr. resigned his position, effective December 17, 2014 because of a new job in Florida. Dargan was elected in April 2013.

Dargan's replacement will remain on the Board through the end of his term in April 2017. The appointee may then choose to run again.

"Mr. Dargan is a good man and a valued member of the Board of Education," said Board President Roger Bonuchi. "We are sorry to see him leave us and thank him for his service and dedication to our students, staff and families."

By state law, Board of Education members must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Illinois and the school district for at least one year preceding election
  • At least 18 years old, and
  • A registered voter.

Interested District 202 residents should email Charlotte Ward at cward@psd202.orgcward@psd202.org.

Emails must include applicants' qualifications; and statements explaining their interest in becoming a Board of Education member and why they would be an asset or valuable member of the District 202 Board of Education.

The Board of Education will review all applications and announce the new Board member no later than January 31, 2015, as required by law.