Robbinsdale School Board Approves Process to Replace Member Who Resigned
The Robbinsdale School Board approved a process to replace one of its members who resigned last month, saying comments from the community created an oppressive environment.
Pam Lindberg read a tearful resignation to the school board in July, saying the “hate was just too much.”
Lindberg said in Monday night’s meeting that she intentionally delayed the resignation, so the school district would not have to pay for an election. She said the cost of an election at $60,000 would have equaled the cost of one teacher.
The board will select the replacement from a group of applicants with the replacement sworn in during November to serve the remainder of Lindberg’s term. The term runs through 2022.
To qualify for an appointment to a local school board, applicants must be:
- At least 21 years old
- An eligible voter
- District resident for at least 30 days
- Not a convicted sex offender
To be considered, applicants may not:
- expect to make over $8,000 as a district employee
- have a personal, financial interested in any sale, lease or contract with the district
- hold another elected position except township board
Applications must be received by Monday, Aug. 30. Interviews are tentatively scheduled in mid-September.
To learn more, or to apply, click here.