Nevada City School District board member resigns |

Nevada City School District board member resigns

Nevada City School District trustees Tuesday night accepted board member Bill Mecorney’s resignation and set a timetable to name his replacement.

The district set a Nov. 9 deadline for candidates to submit applications to fill Mecorney’s position, the term for which expires in November 2006.

Mecorney, who is in the middle of his second term on the board, is moving to Grass Valley and out of the boundaries of the district.

“It was a lot of fun and very educational,” Mecorney said Tuesday. “I have nothing but good things to say about the district.”

His formal resignation was signed Friday.

Candidates will be interviewed during a board meeting Nov. 16. Trustees are asking that each candidate submit a letter of interest and detail their relevant experience for serving on the board.

“They don’t necessarily have to have experience with schools, but we’d like to know if they do,” said Trustee Margaret Meagher.

By law, the district will have 60 days from today to fill the seat.

This is the second time in a decade the board has had to fill a vacancy. In 1995 – less than a year after he was elected – Alan Wisberg vacated his seat after taking a job in Mexico. The seat was later filled by Lorraine Plagge.

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