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Wilcox resigns from Howell school board, applicants sought

Just a month after an election to fill seats on the Howell school board, a resignation has opened up a vacancy.

Marcus Wilcox has announced his resignation from the Howell Public Schools Board of Education effective immediately. Wilcox submitted his letter of resignation to Board of Education President Stacy Pasini on Thursday, Dec. 8.

A reason for his departure was not provided.

Wilcox was initially appointed to the Board of Education in 2015 and was elected to four-year terms in 2016 and 2020.

“On behalf of the Board of Education and the entire Howell community, I would like to thank Mr. Wilcox for his dedication to Howell Public Schools,” said Erin MacGregor, Howell Public Schools Superintendent. “Mr. Wilcox has helped guide the district over the past several years and has left a lasting impact on our community.”

The Howell Public Schools Board of Education is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the board seat vacated by Wilcox’s resignation. Any individual meeting the legal qualifications to be a school board member is eligible to apply.

The selected individual will serve for the remainder of Wilcox’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2024. The Board of Education will interview applicants and appoint an individual to fill the vacant position during a special Board of Education meeting scheduled for Friday, December 23, at 8:00 a.m.

To apply, interested candidates must submit an Interest in Board Vacancy Packet, which is available onwww.howellschools.com, no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20 to the Board of Education office located at 411 N. Highlander Way, Suite A, Howell. Only hard copies of the Interest in Board Vacancy Packet will be accepted. Failure to meet the deadline will disqualify the candidate from being considered for the position.

All interviews will be held in public in accordance with the Michigan Open Meetings Act. During the interview process, each candidate will give a brief statement. Following the statements, the Board will evaluate the candidates and vote on an appointment.

For more information about the process of applying for the vacated Board of Education seat, please contact the Board of Education Office at 517-548-6234.

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