Friday April 27, 2007 5:45 pm in the High School Library to fill one vacancy on the Amherst School Committee

Please pass the word on the upcoming JOINT meeting of the Amherst School Committee & Amherst Select Board in the High School Library on Tuesday April 27, 2007 at 5:45 pm to appoint the Amherst School Committee member to complete the term I vacated. The term runs until the 2008 Annual Town Election in late March 2008. This joint meeting provides an interesting interview process and is *much* easier than a campaign:-) so no one who has serious interest in the position should hesitate to apply.

Joint meeting of the Amherst School Committee & Amherst Select Board in the High School Library on Tuesday April 27, 2007 at 5:45 pm to fill one vacancy on the Amherst School Committee until the 2008 Annual Town Election in late March 2008.

Candidates will be interviewed during this posted meeting of the Amherst School Committee and Amherst Select Board. The meeting will begin at 5:45 pm. Please note that while this meeting is being held according to Open Meeting Law, and all are welcome to observe, there will be no opportunity for public comment regarding the candidates and/or the position, and no questions from anyone other than the members of the Select Board and School Committee will be taken.

The vote will be held by roll call in open session, with each of the five Select Board members and four current School Committee members stating their preferred candidate, and the election is decided by a simple majority.

To become a candidate, simply contact the Amherst Town Clerk's office to have your name verified as a registered Amherst voter, 259-3035. Sandra Burgess, Amherst Town Clerk, will ensure your name is then forwarded to the assistant to the Superintendent, Debbie Westmoreland. You should also submit a letter of interest to Debbie Westmoreland 362-1823. The letter should include a summary of qualifications and/or experience and/or reasons for interest in serving as a member of the Amherst School Committee; a resume may also be attached if desired. Copies of all such materials will be provided to the Select Board and School Committee for each individual member's review at least 72 hours prior to the Joint meeting.

Contact Amherst School Committee Chair Andrew Churchill 549-1786, or Debbie Westmoreland 362-1823, if you have questions.