Filing to fill in: Deadline set for school board applications

Harry Lipsiea Journal Reporter
Devils Lake School Board member Jeff Frith, left, discusses moving forward with the process of filling a future vacancy Monday at the Devils Lake Sports Center. Board member Veronica Nicla, pictured middle, presented her letter of resignation to the board. She will be moving to Wisconsin in October. The appointment will be made at the Oct. 12 meeting.

The Devils Lake School Board worked out the details of moving forward to fill one vacancy on the board Monday evening at the Sports Center.

Individuals who are interested in the school board position are asked to complete the application process. Board members agreed Monday to set the application deadline of Sept. 21.

Applicants are asked to attend the Sept. 28 meeting where they will have an opportunity to make comments.

The decision and appointment will be made by members during the Oct. 12 meeting.

"The school board policy makes this process easy to follow," Scott Privratsky, Devils Lake Superintendent of Schools, commented.

The vacancy is left after board member Veronica Nicla announced her resignation. Along with her husband, Nicla is moving to Wisconsin.

"It has been my honor to serve the community of Devils lake as a school board member," Nicla wrote in her letter of resignation. "I appreciate the opportunity to work with fellow board members and school administrators to ensure the success of our students."

In other business, the school board approved the construction of a fish house by SkillsUSA students as well as the construction of a house by the construction technology students.

Board members also approved a request to open bidding for materials use to construct the house.

Also, Privratsky presented an update on summer projects in the district. The superintendent displayed a number of pictures of different projects such as carpet installation, new seating at Central Middle School and the installation of upgraded security cameras.

"It's been a really busy summer here," he stated. "Credit our staff that have put so much time and effort into these projects and keeping our schools looking good. Summer is always a hectic time of the year for our maintenance staff."