Friday Deadline To Apply for Soon-to-be Vacant School Board Seat

Time is running out for those interested in filling the soon-to-be vacated seat of Jerry Steele on the Stephens County Board of Education.

The deadline to submit a letter of interest about filling the seat is Friday.

Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten says that as of Wednesday morning, two people had submitted letters of interest.

Whiten says those interested in serving should send a letter stating their interest to Susan Lambert at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices, located at 2332 Mize Road in Toccoa.

If someone interested submits a letter on Friday in person, Whiten says it should be dropped off at the Credit Union offices at the School System Administrative offices, as the school office is closed on Friday.

To be eligible for the seat, a candidate must live in Stephens County School Board District 1, which is the district Steele represents.

School Board District 1 covers an area stretching from downtown Toccoa southwesterly into Stephens County.

According to Whiten, those letters will then go to the Board of Education to make a selection. That selection could come next month.

Steele announced last month that he would resign from the school board effective Sunday as his son, Sandy Steele, will officially take over as Stephens County High School Principal on July 1.

The Stephens County Board of Education is responsible for selecting someone to serve out the remainder of Steele’s term, which runs through the end of 2014.