Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Lewis Cass Schools uniquely has five districts, with one elected board member from each district. This allows for geographic representation across the entire Lewis Cass School District. Amy Miller was re-elected to her second term on the Lewis Cass Board of Trustees in January 2021. She has been a resolute and enthusiastic board member who has brought great ideas and wisdom to the board. Amy has made the decision to resign from the Lewis Cass School Board of Trustees, effective February 15, 2022.
This brings me to the purpose of this letter. Per Indiana Code and our own school policy, we are required to fill the vacancy within 30 days of the opening, or by March 17, 2022. We plan to have this position filled by mid-February, which will meet that deadline.
If you have an interest in learning more about what a school board member’s role entails, there are plenty of resources online if you do a quick search for Indiana School Boards. To summarize, board members set the vision, goals, and policy of the school district. The superintendent is the C.E.O. of the school corporation and manages all day-to-day activities. A qualified school board member, for this seat, should:
- Reside in Miami Township and be in the Lewis Cass School District (for a minimum of 1-year)
- Be a registered voter in Miami Township, Cass County, IN
- Cannot be a current employee of Lewis Cass Schools
- Cannot be convicted of a felony
- Must be 21 years of age and willing to file a statement of economic impact
If you have interest in applying for this open position ( or know of someone who would), I ask that you submit a letter of interest to me no later than January 31, 2022. The letter of interest should include your contact information, confirmation that you meet the qualifications of this position, and a brief narrative as to why you would be the best candidate to fill this opening. I will contact each interested candidate to answer any questions and to confirm a meeting date on February 9, 2022. The Lewis Cass Board of Trustees will meet with prospective candidates on February 9, 2022, then select a candidate on February 16, 2022, at the scheduled board meeting. You can email your letter of interest to Ryan Zeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the Lewis Cass corporation office located at 100 S Main St in Walton.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.