District seeks board member


Carr Township residents now have a chance to fill an open spot on the Medora Community Schools board.

Todd Carney is moving out of the school district and resigned last month. The school district is accepting applications for the position.

Residents of Carr Township have until Feb. 28 to submit a letter of interest addressed to board President Joe Campbell and turned into the superintendent’s office at 31 S. Perry St.

“That gives enough time for residents of Carr Township who might be interested in it,” Campbell said.

After the deadline, the applications will be handed over to Campbell, and the board will meet in executive session the first week of March to sort through them. Executive sessions are closed to the public and press.

At the board’s regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. March 9 in the school library, members will vote to fill the position.

The public and press can attend that meeting.

Whoever the board chooses will finish out Carney’s term, which would be through 2016. That person will serve alongside Campbell, Darrell Persinger, Larry Osborn and John Hughes.

Carney was elected to the board in the November 2012 general election, and his four-year term began in January 2013.

“I enjoyed my two years as a school board member,” Carney wrote in his resignation letter. “It is my sincere wish to see Medora prosper in the coming years.”

Campbell said he appreciates Carney’s service.

“From a board’s standpoint, Todd was an asset on this board, and he gave some input and was helpful,” Campbell said.

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A spot is open on the Medora Community Schools board of trustees.

Any resident of Carr Township can submit a letter of interest to the Medora Superintendent’s Office at 31 S. Perry St. or mail to Joe Campbell, P.O. Box 113, Medora, IN 47260.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 28.

For information, call 812-966-2210.