Superintendent Joseph Tieman of Gillespie CUSD #7 school district announced Monday evening that board of education member Peyton Bernot announced his resignation at the board’s Monday meeting and the Board would be taking applications to fill the vacancy.
Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 21, 2018, with plans to make an appointment in early January 2019. Tieman announced the Board cannot select a resident of Gillespie Township as there are three sitting members and state statute forbids more than three members from one township. Those interested should submit a letter of interest to the district office at 510 W. Elm, Gillespie, IL 62033 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on regular business days.
In addition, Tieman reminded those interested in filing as a candidate for open Board of Education seats, including Bernot’s, in the April 2, 2019 election may pick up the proper forms at the CUSD #7 District Office, the Macoupin County Clerk’s Office at the Macoupin County Courthouse in Carlinville or online at www.macoupinvotes.com.