Accepting Applications for Vacant Board Seat

Accepting Applications for Vacant Board Seat
Posted on 01/27/2017

The Benton CCSD 47 Board of Education is currently accepting applications to fill a vacant board seat. Applicants must meet the following qualifications: a United States citizen, a resident of the State of Illinois and of the school district for at least one year preceding February 28, 2017, a registered voter, not a school trustee, and not a child sex offender as defined by Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code.

The board hopes to fill the seat, which was left vacant by the resignation of Dave Severin, at the February 28th Board of Education Meeting. Applicants are asked to submit a short letter describing their personal background and a statement addressing why they want to be on the board.

Applicants are asked to submit their letter to Dr. Jay Goble, Benton CCSD 47 District Office, 1000 Forest Street, Benton, IL 62812. Letters will be accepted until Friday, February 10, 2017, at 3:00 PM. Letters may also be emailed to

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