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Posted on 13 July 2012

Following the announcement of his resignation last week, the Sag Harbor Board of Education is seeking a person to fill the board seat formerly held by Walter Wilcoxen who decided not to finish his term. It is the board’s intent to review letters from interested applicants and possibly appoint someone to fill that seat at the August 13, 2012 board of education meeting, according to a release from School Superintendent Dr. John Gratto.

Board of education members serve on a voluntary basis to provide governance to the school district, the release said. The school board is a corporate body that oversees and manages a public school district’s affairs, personnel, and properties.

“As you consider whether or not you would like to apply for this important responsibility, please first read about the characteristics of effective (and ineffective) school boards and assess your willingness and desire to be part of a highly effective Board of Education,” read the release. Information is available at:

Sag Harbor Board of Education meetings are typically held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on two Monday evenings a month.

“If you wish to serve on one of the Board’s several committees, that would involve some extra time,” the release said.

The term of the appointment will be until the next election of board candidates on May 21, 2013. By agreeing to be appointed to this open board seat, the successful candidate would be agreeing to fill the position until May 21, 2013.

“If you wanted to fill the remainder of the term, which ends on June 30, 2015, you would need to run for that position along with any other candidates who may be interested in it,” said the release.

Those wishing to apply for this board of education seat, are asked to email a letter expressing their interest in and qualifications for the position to Mary Adamczyk, the board of education clerk at by Monday, August 6.

Questions about the position can be directed to any current board of education member or Dr. Gratto.

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