By DODEA Americas-Southeast DistrictAugust 8, 2019
Fort Knox Community Schools is seeking on-post residing parents or guardians to serve on the Board of Education. There are three open positions. Those elected to the board during this election cycle will serve a two-year term through the 2020-21 school year.
Per DoD Instruction 1342.25, Fort Knox Schools must have an elected school board that functions in an advisory capacity to the community superintendent. Those who are elected members of the board agree to serve two-year terms with unlimited consecutive terms.
Board members serve at-large, representing all parents and legal guardians of students enrolled in the Fort Knox schools. The board advises the superintendent on matters ranging from curricular to extra-curricular activities and programs to policies. From September through May, the board members gather one day a month for a business meeting at a designated school or community center.
To serve on the board, applicants must be a resident of Fort Knox, at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be the parent or legal guardian of a child enrolled in the Fort Knox schools. School system employees may not serve as board members.
A board applicant must be nominated in writing by one other resident on post who is the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the school system. To get the board Application Packet, go online to the link below or the School Board Facebook page at the link below, or stop by your child's school office.
The application deadline is 4 p.m., Sept. 6. Those who are interested can return the completed application to the superintendent's administrative assistant through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. An election will be held sometime between Sept. 10 and 13, with ballots provided at the entry office of each Fort Knox community school. Polls will be open during business hours. Eligible voters must reside on the installation and be the parent or legal guardian of a student enrolled at Fort Knox schools.
The election is conducted through secret ballot; all votes must be cast at the time and place of the election. Each voter will cast one ballot for each seat. The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes will be elected as a board member and sworn in at the September school board meeting.