Carroll County Board of Education is seeking applicants for vacant seat

The Baltimore Sun

The Carroll County Board of Education is soliciting applications from individuals interested in serving on the board.

A seat on the five-member board is open because of the recent resignation of Thomas Hiltz. Hiltz, 47, of Woodbine, was elected to the Carroll County school board in 2000. He stepped down last month because of growing demands at home and in his work for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, he said.

The new board member will complete Hiltz's term, which ends Dec. 1, 2008. If the new board member wishes to continue in office, he or she will be required to run for election.

Interested individuals must submit the following: a letter expressing their interest, a resume; and statement about why they would like to serve on the board.

Information must be submitted by April 27 to: Gary Bauer, president, Board of Education of Carroll County, 125 N. Court St., Westminster, 21157.

The board will screen applicants and conduct interviews between April 30 and May 10. Interviews will be open to the public.

On or around May 10, the board will recommend three individuals, in alphabetical order, to Gov. Martin O'Malley.

A list of all individuals who expressed interest in serving on the board, and their resumes, also will be submitted to the governor.

The governor is not required to select from the three candidates recommended by the board. He may select from any of the applicants or he may select another person of his choice.

Questions about the board seat should be directed to School Superintendent Charles I. Ecker at

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