10 candidates submit paperwork to fill vacant seat on Richmond School Board
Ten people have submitted applications to fill the vacant 7th District School Board seat in Richmond.
That was fewer than the 17 who filed interest in March to fill the 3rd District seat that was left vacant by Del. Jeffrey M. Bourne, who resigned in February. Cindy Menz-Erb now represents the 3rd District in an interim capacity before an election this November.
The school board is working to replace Nadine Marsh-Carter, who resigned this month after the unexpected death of her husband in July.
The board voted last week to hold a special election in November 2018 to fill the seat.
In the meantime, one of the people who filed interest before the Friday deadline will fill the seat.
The interim representative has to be chosen by the school board by Oct. 20.
The group is holding a public hearing and interviews at its work session Oct. 2 before deliberating and deciding at its next full meeting on Oct. 16.
Those who filed interest in the position were:
♦ Sharon Burton, a former Richmond Public Schools teacher
♦ Harrison Hayes, the director of the TRiO Educational Opportunity Center at Virginia Commonwealth University
♦ Charles Nance, a lawyer
♦ Cheryl Burke, a former RPS principal ♦ Bryce Robertson, a lawyer ♦ Tim May, a managing partner at a travel agency
♦ Garry Callis, owner of the Real Deal Life Skills training program
♦ Corrisse Jordan, a federal government auditor
♦ Roderyck Bullock, a former track coach
♦ Kai Banks, an office/fiscal coordinator in VCU’s School of Education