Applicants must be 21 years of age and must live within Valparaiso city limits. State statute requires that the School Board must have at least one member from each political party. Party affiliation is determined by the last primary in which the applicant voted. The term of this appointment is four years.
Application forms will be available on-line and at Hayes Leonard School (City Hall) Clerk-Treasurer’s office from March 12 until NOON April 12. Applications should be completed and/or returned to Clerk-Treasurer’s Office by the deadline. Members of the community are invited to the March 11 City Council meeting to hear the 2019 State of the Schools report given by Dr. Lauck, superintendent of VCS. There will be an opportunity for public input following that report.
Following an Executive Session of City Council on April 15, six finalists will be selected for interviews on May 6 and May 20. Before applying, please be certain you are available for both interviews. The first individual interview will be based on a bank of questions each applicant will receive when his/her interview time is scheduled. The second interview will be a panel of all applicants answering previously submitted questions from the public. Following the panel interview, City Council will make its appointment.