West Carroll C.U.S.D. #314 Board of Education received the resignation of board member Shay Bradbury on Wednesday, May 20. He represented District 5 (Savanna) since his election in 2018.

Appointment of a candidate to fill the office is set by state law and Illinois School Code. At a minimum, the candidate must meet these qualifications:

•Be a United States citizen.

•Be at least 18 years of age.

•Be a resident of the state of Illinois and the West Carroll School District for a minimum of one year immediately preceding the appointment.

•Be a registered voter.

•Not be a convicted sex offender.

•Not hold another incompatible public office.

•Not have a prohibited interest in any district contracts.

•Not be a school trustee.

•Not hold specific types of prohibited federal or state employment.

The West Carroll Board of Education will accept applications for the vacant seat through Friday, June 19. Candidates will be interviewed, credentials verified, and an appointment made at the Wednesday, June 29, regular meeting of the Board of Education.

The chosen candidate will fill the position until the April 2023 election. At the April 2023 election, the seat will be up for election for an unexpired four-year term per election regulations.

Interested residents of District 5 are encouraged to send a letter of interest and resume` of accomplishments to: President John McIntyre, West Carroll District Office, 642 S. East St., Mount Carroll, IL 61053.

Any questions can be directed toward Supt. Julie Katzenberger at 815-734-3374.