The Lenoir County Board of Education is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education due to the resignation of Mr. Jon Sargeant, who resigned after accepting an appointment as District Court Judge. The Board of Education is required to appoint an individual from District 3 who is of the same political party as Mr. Sargeant, a Democrat. The appointee will serve until the next school board election (November 2020), at which time the District 3 seat will be filled by an election for its standard four-year term.
In order to be eligible for this office, you must (1) be 21 years of age or older; (2) be qualified to vote in North Carolina; (3) have been a resident in District 3 for at least 30 days; and (4) have been a registered Democrat for at least 90 days. Other legal restrictions may apply.
If you wish to be considered for this office, please submit a statement of your interest to the Office of the Superintendent of Lenoir County Schools, P.O. Box 729, Kinston, North Carolina, 28502-0729. Your statement of interest must be postmarked no later than Friday, August 10, 2018. Please include the following information in your statement: name, address, telephone number, affirmation that you meet all the above qualifications for the office, the specific reasons you wish to be considered for the office, and other appropriate background or biographical information.
If you meet the eligibility requirements for this office and submit a timely statement of interest, you will be given the opportunity to present in person the reasons the Board should appoint you to the office. The Board will hear these presentations at its regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. You will be given 5 minutes to make your presentation.