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St. Helens school board seeks applicants for vacancy

Marshall Porter stepped down this week

Photo Credit: MARK MILLER - St. Helens School District board Chairman Gordon Jarman (left) presented departing school board member Marshall Porter (right) with a certificate of appreciation at Porter's last school board meeting Wednesday, Jan. 14. The school board intends to appoint an interim replacement for Porter, whose seat is up for election this spring.The St. Helens School District's board of directors is inviting “interested patrons” to apply for a seat on the five-member board.

The fifth position on the school board was recently vacated by the resignation of Marshall Porter, who was its vice chairman. At his last board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 14, Porter said he had "very much enjoyed" his time as a board member.

The school board plans to appoint a successor for the remainder of Porter's term, which expires June 30. An election will be held for a full four-year term on May 19.

To be eligible to serve on the board, one must be a registered voter and a resident of the school district for at least one year.

Required materials to apply for the unexpired term include a letter of interest and a completed application. Applications may be obtained from the district office at 474 N. 16th Street, St. Helens.

The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23.

The school board generally meets twice per month on Wednesday evenings. Its next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 28.