School Building Advisory Committee attracts many applicants; interviews scheduled

The  Joint Appointments Committee received 26 application submissions from citizens interested in serving on the School Building Advisory Committee (SBAC).  A notice regarding the search for applicants was posted on January 12, 2023, with a deadline of January 25.  The Joint Appointments Committee consists of three Town Councilors and three School Board members.  Susan Gillis, who is Chair of the Town Council Appointments Committee, will participate in the committee interviews for the council  along with Nicole Boucher and Timothy Reiniger.  Kathleen Curry-Sparks, Philip Saucier, and Cynthia Volts will participate in the interviews on behalf of the School Board.

The Joint Appointments Committee has scheduled three interview dates: Monday, January 30 at 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, February 1 at 6:00 p.m.; and Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m.  All interviews will be conducted in the Jordan Conference Room at Town Hall.  Following the interviews, the Joint Appointments Committee will make a recommendation of five public members to serve on the SBAC.  Both the Town Council and School Board will hold respective confirmation votes; it is anticipated that confirmation votes will take place in February.

The School Building Advisory Committee committee will consist of nine members: five public members, two members of the Town Council, and two members of the School Board.  Gretchen Noonan and Penny Jordan will serve as committee members on behalf of the council; Cynthia Voltz and Caitlin Sweet will serve on behalf of the School Board.  The charge for the committee was approved by the Town Council and School Board respectively, following several workshops.

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