Osseo School Board in Transition with Vacant Seat, Upcoming Elections
The makeup of the Osseo School Board could look much different come next January. But first a new face could be appointed to fill a vacant seat by as soon as September.
Applications Open to Fill Temporary Seat on Osseo School Board
Filling the board seat vacated by member Jessica Craig on June 18 is a complicated one.
First, interested residents can apply by July 24. Then, the school board will screen applicants and invite the top three applications to address the school board on Aug. 11. The Osseo School Board will identify the candidate of choice that night, but not officially appoint the person until its next meeting Aug. 25. Finally, there’s a 30-day waiting period before the appointed candidate can take the oath of office and begin serving on Sept. 29.
The candidate chosen to fill the seat will serve until Nov. 10. Then, the person who wins the special election for the seat will take the oath of office and start serving at the next school board meeting on Nov. 17. The term expires in January 2023.
The application process for the special election is the same as the general election with applications open on July 28 and closing on Aug. 11.
Three Board Seats on November Ballot
Voters will also elect three board members in the general election. The terms for Heather Douglass, Jackie Mosqueda-Jones and Mike Ostaffe expire at the end of the year.
Board members chosen in the general election will take office in January 2021 and serve until January 2025.
For more information on the election process for Osseo School Board and how to run, click here.