Seventh seat remains vacant

NORWICH – Two weeks after the unexpected resignation of Board Vice President Tim Brown, the seventh seat on the Norwich City School Board of Education remains vacant. Wednesday night, members of the school board discussed options for filling the position and have determined that they will appoint a replacement on June 2.

This will allow for the new board member to receive orientation and be up to speed in time for the district’s reorganizational meeting in July, according to Board President Bob Patterson.

“I’m looking to fill the seat as soon as possible,” Patterson told his fellow board members at last night’s meeting.

The board is required by state education law to fill the vacancy within 60 days. There are technically three options for filling the spot: the board can hold a special election, appoint someone to the position or allow the BOCES superintendent make the appointment.

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