School boards to fill vacancies

REED CITY — Two vacancies are causing local school boards to look for new members.

Recently, trustees Christine Corrigan-Persons and Jason Proefrock announced their resignation from the Morley Stanwood Community Schools Board of Education and Reed City Area Public Schools Board of Education, respectively.

According to a press release from the school, an individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position, left by Proefrock, who wished to spend more time with his family, until the Nov. 6, 2018, elections. During the elections, the new member can appear on the ballot with board Secretary Tricia Wirth and Trustees Craig Goodman and Derrick Bookwalter, if they so choose.

Those interested in filling the position must submit a letter expressing interest and their qualifications for the position to the district office no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Interested persons must be a qualified school elector, a registered voter in the school district, at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and a resident of Michigan for at least 30 days. Following a review of the submitted materials, the board will schedule interviews with selected candidates. Not all candidates for the board vacancy will be interviewed, according to the release.

For more information on the role of the RCAPS Board of Education, the responsibilities of being a member or about submitting a letter of interest, contact Superintendent Myra Munroe at or call (231) 832-2201.

The MSCS board also is seeking to fill the currently vacant position left by Corrigan-Persons.

“Chrissy has been a great addition to the board,” said MSCS Superintendent Roger Cole, noting Corrigan-Persons has moved just outside of the school district. “The board will be appointing someone to fulfill the remainder of her term.”

Corrigan-Persons’ term was set to expire in 2020, during which time the new board member can run on the ballot alongside board President Ken Ramsey and Secretary Dennis Smith, if they so choose.

After receiving notice of the resignation, board members had 30 days to appoint someone to fill the vacancy. Cole said someone has shown interest in the position and will be appointed at a special meeting on Monday, May 7, at the school, located at 4700 Northland Drive, Morley.