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[ARCHIVED] Amherst School Committee Vacancy Will Be Filled Monday February 6, 2012

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Amherst School Committee Vacancy
Will Be Filled Monday February 6, 2012 at Amherst Select Board Meeting; Statements of Interest Due by 4:00 pm Thursday February 2, 2011.

A
vacancy on the Amherst School Committee will be filled on Monday February 6, 2012, at a joint meeting of the
SelectBoard
and the remaining members of the
AmherstSchoolCommittee. This joint meeting will take place at 6:45 pm during the regularly scheduled
Select Board meeting in the second floor Town Room of Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Avenue. The meeting will be broadcast live by
AmherstMedia
on channel 17.

Vacancies in elected Town-wide office are governed byMGLChapter 41 Section 11.
See also Amherst School Committee
policyBBBE (formerly 110.06) and the recent Select Board processdocument
for additional details. A roll call vote of both bodies is required, and at least five positive votes must be made for the selected individual, regardless
of how many members of the Select Board and Amherst School Committee are present.

The selected individual may be sworn in at Amherst Town Hall during business hours on Tuesday February 7, 2012 and will serve only
through the
AnnualTownElection
on Tuesday April 3, 2012. If the selected individual also wants to be on the ballot for a three-year term, s/he must follow the same process as any other
candidate for Town-wide office, including the filing of official nomination papers with the signatures of at least fifty registered voters of Amherst with
the Town Clerks office by 5:00 pm on Wednesday February 14, 2012.

The new Amherst School Committee member also serves on the Amherst-Pelham Regional
School Committee. Check the schools website for already scheduled meetings of the
Amherst and Amherst-PelhamRegionalSchoolCommittees. Depending on schedules and interest, it may be important for the new Amherst
School Committee member to also serve as one of two Amherst School Committee members on either the Town of Amherst
JointCapitalPlanningCommittee
(JCPC) or the Town of Amherst
BudgetCoordinatingGroup (BCG). Those two bodies generally meet during morning business hours throughout
the budget season.

Statements of Interest are due by 4:00 pm Thursday
February 2, 2012.
Include a summary of qualifications, experience, and reasons for interest in serving on
the Amherst School Committee. Statements can be submitted either by email or in hard copy, and will be provided to all Select Board members and the remaining
Amherst School Committee members as they are received. Email submissions (preferred) can be made to
DebbieWestmoreland
or to
DebraRoussel.
Hard copy submissions should be dropped off at the Superintendent';s Office located in the Amherst Regional Middle School at 170 Chestnut Street, or at the
Select Board Office located in Amherst Town Hall.

Contacts:
Debra Roussel
for the Select Board, 413-259-3001
rousseld@amherstma.gov
Debbie Westmoreland for the Amherst
School Committee, 413-362-1823
westmorelandd@arps.org

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