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Monday, April 15, 2013
The Roanoke City Council opted Monday to continue the application process for two school board seats with expiring terms and outlined a process to fill the unexpired term of board Chairman David Carson, who plans to step down in June.
Officials also decided to consider one pool of candidates for the three spots and will ask contenders whether they wish to be considered for an entire term or the year left on Carson's term.
Carson was recently elected by state legislators to become a circuit court judge and is not legally permitted to remain on the board once he takes the bench in July.
The terms of board members Annette Lewis and Suzanne Moore are set to expire at the end of June. Both are seeking reappointment.
In addition to the two incumbents, two others are contending for spots on the board. Mary Nash and Charles Meidlinger have applied. Initially two other candidates had applied, but city officials said Monday they withdrew their applications.
Applications for the three board seats will be accepted until May 3. The council will review applications May 6 and hold interviews and a public hearing May 20.
The council also conducted two interviews and a public hearing Monday. Officials questioned Lewis and Nash, and six people spoke during the hearing.
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