The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board declares vacant seat, opens applications

The new appointed member will hold the seat until the next regular election, in October 2020

The school board has declared the eastern peninsula seat vacant and applications for appointment are now open for interested residents.

Martha Fleming was elected in October to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education in an uncontested race to represent the eastern peninsula, however, she will not be serving on the school board this year due to unforeseen circumstances, an Oct. 30 resignation letter from Fleming says.

The school board is tasked with appointing a new person to fill the District 6 seat, which was most recently held by Lynn Hohl of Seward. The new appointed member will hold the seat until the next regular election, scheduled for October 2020.

Residents who are at least 18 years old, are a qualified voter in Alaska and a resident of the Kenai Peninsula and district seat for the at least 180 days are welcome to apply for the seat. Applications are now open and will be open until 3 p.m. Nov. 22.

During a special meeting Nov. 26, the school board will interview applicants and then choose to appoint one to the District 6 seat. The vacancy will be advertised through the district website and social media, at the district office, and through other local media, beginning Nov. 14. For more information on how to apply, visit the district’s website, kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

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