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Liberty School Board seeks new member

The Liberty School District is looking for a new board member.

Longtime board member Grant Collins is resigning his seat after 11 years.

“He has four children and they’ve all graduated,” said Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker.

Collins respresented Distict 4, in Spangle.

The district serves about 300 students from kindergarten through the 12th grade. The primary school is K-8, and the high school is grades nine through 12.

Eligible candidates must be at least 18 years old and live in District 4. Motsenbocker said they must also have a “strong interest in high-quality public education.” If you don’t know if you live in this part of the school district, you can call the main office to get a map.

Board members make policy decisions and have fiscal oversight of the district. They also hire and evaluate the superintendent.

The board meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the elementary school library.

Mostenbocker said Collins’s term expires in November 2013. The appointee will be expected to serve through then, and while not required, can run for the position next year. Because Liberty is a small district, candidates generally run unopposed.

Anyone interested in this position should send a letter of interest to Board Chairman Chad Cornmesser, in care of the school district at 29818 S. North Pine Creek Rd., Spangle, WA 99031.

Letters are due by Dec. 20.