Want to serve on the Lawrence school board? Here’s your chance to apply

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The Lawrence school board is now accepting applications to fill its vacant seventh seat.

Andrew Nussbaum, who was sworn in in January, has resigned as his family is planning to move out of state. His term was not set to expire until January 2026. Voters will have a chance to weigh in on the second half of the term, but until then, the board will need to appoint someone.


School board members on Monday decided that they want to ask applicants to commit to running for the seat in the November 2023 election to fill out the term.

The form to apply is available at this link. It includes about 18 short-answer questions, ranging from the applicant’s experience, references and understanding of how the board functions to the district’s greatest challenges and strengths, budget priorities and more.

Applications must be completed by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Board members will review applications, discuss them at their Aug. 22 meeting, and hold a special meeting on Aug. 29 to interview candidates and appoint one to serve on the board until Jan. 8, 2024.

Board positions are unpaid. Applications will be open to the public, and interviews will be conducted publicly. Those who are interested can find more information in the board’s governance manual.

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