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School board accepting applicants to fill vacant seat

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OXFORD — The Granville County Board of Education has approved the process for filling the District 5 seat made vacant by the resignation of Ed Mims in December.

It is the intent of the board to identify and appoint a suitable candidate for this position using the process outlined below, with the ultimate goal of serving the students of Granville County Public Schools.

Interested candidates should review the “Duties of the Board” guidelines issued by the N.C. School Board Association, which may be found online at

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a C.V. or resume and three letters of recommendation to Clerk of the Board of Education Dywanda Pettaway by the close of business Jan. 24.

These documents should provide information that highlights the candidate’s ability and experiences related to education and service to children.

All candidates must reside in District 5 in order to be considered for this position. Proof of residency will be required. A District 5 map may be found at

At its Feb. 6 regular meeting, the board will review the documents submitted by each candidate and vote to issue invitations to those the board wishes to interview.

On Feb. 17 the board will hold a special called meeting for the purpose of interviewing candidates. The board will use a list of questions asked of each candidate, chosen at the beginning of the meeting.

The board will then vote on who will fill the seat. The interviews and vote will take place in an open session.

At the March 2 regular meeting, the chosen candidate will take the oath of office.

If no suitable candidates are selected, the above process will be repeated as necessary, with new dates selected, until the position is filled.