Board of trustees seeks to fill vacancy |

Board of trustees seeks to fill vacancy

The Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District Board of Trustees is looking to fill the seat of board member Doug Hamilton, who recently moved out of the district.

The vacant position is for a person representing Area 1, which extends west to Kingvale and east to Gateway, including areas of Truckee, Serene Lakes, Tahoe Donner and Soda Springs.

At last week’s board meeting, board members discussed with district staff the current procedure for filling vacant school board vacancies and possibilities of changing the alignment of representation.

“We’re going to go ahead and do an appointment that will go through November 2000,” said TTUSD Board President Suzanne Prouty.

Currently, five board members represent the Truckee area and the Lakeside based on population; with three representatives on the Truckee side; and two on the Lakeside.

Board member Karen Van Epps, a Lakeside representative, proposed the idea for two Truckee representatives, two Tahoe representatives, and a floater between the two.

Prouty said the board will revisit that idea before November 2000, and that they will have to look into the legalities.

“It may minimize some of the feelings of conflict between the Lakeside and Truckee,” said Prouty. She said concerns have been raised that Truckee may be getting more because it has a larger population than the Lakeside.

The district is now advertising the vacancy, and asks interested parties to send a resume and letter of application to the district office by July 6. The TTUSD Board of Trustees will conduct interviews and appoint the new trustee at the July 8 board meeting.

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