Community Consolidated School District 89 is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of board member Giselle Sandi-Tapia.
Sandi-Tapia filed her letter of resignation Jan. 8. According to a news release from District 89, Sandi-Tapia is stepping down because she has been offered new opportunities at her job, which would limit the time available for her board responsibilities.
Sandi-Tapia was elected to the board in April 2015, after serving on the Citizen’s Advisory Council and being active at Westfield Elementary. She also served as the board secretary pro tem in 2016. The appointed board member will fill out the remainder of Sandi-Tapia’s term, which expires in 2019.
“It has been a pleasure being part of the CCSD 89 board,” Sandi-Tapia said in the release. “I am so proud of all we have accomplished in the past three years, and I have no doubt the board will continue these successes in the future, for the benefit of our students and community. I will continue to support your efforts as a community member and parent, and wish you the best in future initiatives.”
Because there are fewer than 868 days remaining in Sandi-Tapia’s term, her seat will be filled by a new board member, appointed by a vote of board members, the release stated. Anyone interested in being considered for the appointment must submit three items: a letter of interest, a current resume and a candidate information form.
The candidate application form can be found at ccsd89.org/boardvacancy. Anyone interested in applying for the vacancy is invited to attend an information session at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the district office, 22W600 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn.
The letter, resume and information form are due to board Secretary Jill Coran by Feb 1. They may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Jill Coran, Community Consolidated School District 89, 22W600 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.
To apply for the board, a resident must be at least 18 years old by the date of the appointment, be a registered voter, have lived in Illinois and the District 89 boundaries for at least one year, and be a citizen of the United States. The board will interview candidates during a closed session in early February.
The new board member will be seated after a public vote from the remaining six board members. Per board policy, the vacancy must be filled no later than Feb. 22.