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Marysville School Board in process of looking to fill vacancy

MARYSVILLE — In the wake of Michael Kundu's resignation from the Marysville School District Board of Directors, the remaining Board members are now faced with the task of appointing his replacement in the District Director 4 position.

Jodi Runyon, executive assistant to MSD Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland, explained that the Board will be discussing the best ways to advertise the vacancy at their Aug. 2 regular session meeting, after which the remaining four Board members will screen the pool of applicants and interview the candidates.

"We still need to plan when we would conduct the interviews, but such interviews are typically conducted during open public meetings," Runyon said.

At the board's July 12 meeting, former Board member Don Hatch Jr. volunteered to serve on the interviewing panel, but Runyon noted that the district needs to check with state guidelines as to whether they would be allowed to include him, since the district's own policies offer no parameters on the subject.

"It's not a public election, but a board-appointed succession, which understandably changes some things," Runyon said.

On that note, Runyon pointed out that the appointed Board member would only serve out the remainder of what would have been Kundu's term, through November of 2011, after which he or she would need to run for election if they wished to be retained in the position.

The Board has 90 days to appoint a new member, who must live within the boundaries of the District Director 4 position. Given the time-consuming nature of the process, Runyon acknowledged that the position could remain vacant until Oct. 1.

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