Nine residents of the White Hall Magisterial District have submitted applications to the Albemarle County School Board seeking a one-year appointment to the board. The upcoming vacancy in the White Hall district was created by the resignation of David Oberg, which was announced on October 28 and takes effect on December 31 of this year. Oberg is currently serving his second term, which was set to expire on December 31, 2023.
Each of the nine candidates will be interviewed by the school board this Thursday, December 1, during a special meeting that will begin at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held in Lane Auditorium in the County Office Building at 401 McIntire Road in Charlottesville.
The interviews will be public. Each applicant will answer questions from board members for 20 minutes while all other applicants are outside the auditorium. The interviews are the only agenda item this Thursday evening. A public hearing, when members of the community can offer their opinions about the appointment, will be held two weeks later on Thursday, December 15, in Room 320 of the County Office Building. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Following the public hearing, the school board is expected to appoint a new White Hall representative to ensure that the new appointee can take office on January 1, 2023. The new board member will serve the remaining one year of Oberg’s term. Appointment to a full four-year term as the White Hall representative will be decided as part of next November’s general election.
All applications, letters of interest, and resumes submitted by the nine candidates are available in ElectronicSchoolBoard at the following link:
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