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Pueblo County District 70 school board seat officially vacant

The Pueblo County District 70 school board officially declared the seat held by Sally Pappas vacant and now has 60 days to appoint a replacement.

Pappas, who was elected to the board in 2011, announced her resignation earlier this month because she moved to Parker.

She held the District 1 seat, which encompasses a portion of Pueblo West.

The board must now appoint a replacement to finish the final two years of Pappas’ term.

Board President Lynette Masters is asking anyone interested in filling the vacancy to submit a resume to board secretary Pam Smith at the district Administrative Services Center, 301 28th Lane.

Prospective candidates must live in the boundary area of District 1.

To be eligible to run for the school board, the individual must be a registered voter and a resident of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months.

No person who has been convicted of a sexual offense against a child is eligible to serve on the school board.

“We have 60 days to fill this vacancy but I intend to do this as quick as possible,” said Masters.

If the board does not appoint a replacement in 60 days, then state law allows for the board president to appoint a new member.

Masters said with three other board seats up for election in November, she would like to have Pappas’ replacement on board as soon as possible.

In November, District 70 voters will elect a representative from District 3 (Pueblo West), District 4 (St. Charles Mesa) and District 5 (Colorado City/Rye and Beulah).

For more information about the school board seat or to find out the boundaries for each district, call Smith at 295-6548.

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