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September 17, 2014

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With position to fill, School Board gears up for applicants

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Steve Marcus

Lorraine Alderman, Clark County School Board trustee, applauds during a CCSD orientation session for new teachers at the Venetian Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Over 1,700 teachers took part in the orientation.

Starting next month, interested residents may apply for the Clark County School Board position vacated by Vice President Lorraine Alderman last week.

Alderman resigned from her position last Thursday, citing “new opportunities.” The longtime Clark County School District administrator had represented District D, which encompasses the central Las Vegas Valley and represents nearly 49,000 students feeding into Clark, Desert Pines, Rancho, Silverado and Valley high schools.

“It came as a great surprise to all of us,” School Board President Carolyn Edwards said. “(Alderman) will be greatly missed.”

On Thursday night, the School Board approved the application timeline and interview date to appoint Alderman’s replacement, who will serve out the remainder of her term, which began on January 3, 2011.

Per state law, the School Board will post two announcements in the local newspaper on the next two Sundays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

The announcements will formally announce the board vacancy and solicit board member applications. Applicants must be a registered voter in District D and have resided in District D for at least 30 days.

Interested residents will have 10 working days, excluding the Veterans Day holiday, to submit their applications. The application deadline will close on Monday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m.

The School Board will interview applicants at its regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m.

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