WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen and Wilmington School Committee will hold a joint meeting on Monday, August 13, 2018 to fill the School Committee seat recently vacated by Peggy Kane. The meeting will take place within the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting scheduled for that evening.
Per Massachusetts General Law Chapter 41, Section 11, the remaining six School Committee members and the five Selectmen are responsible in appointing a resident to fill Kane’s unexpired term, which is up in April 2019. The “winning” candidate would need a simple majority — affirmative votes from at least six of the eleven officials — to secure the appointment.
Residents wishing to serve on the School Committee must send a letter of interest to the Town Manager’s Office (directed to Kevin A. Caira, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887) by Friday, July 27, 2018 at 4:30pm.
At the Monday, July 9 Board of Selectmen Meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull announced that ZERO letters of interest had been received since the announcement two weeks ago.
“We have not received any applications to this point. I would encourage individuals with an interest in serving on the School Committee to please submit a letter of interest,” requested Hull.
The Town Manager’s Office will distribute any received letters to each member of the Board of Selectmen and School Committee, giving them a couple of weeks to have conversations with candidates prior to the August 13 meeting.
**UPDATE** What do you know? After telling Wilmington Apple several weeks ago he was interested in the seat, Jesse Fennelly — who was the runner up in April’s School Committee race — reports he did just send his letter of interest to Town Hall.
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