2009-08-08 / News

Liberty Union seeking candidates for board vacancy

By Charles Prince

BALTIMORE - Liberty Union-Thurston School Board President Kevin Byers has resigned effective immediately.

Byers was appointed to the board in March 2007 after Janet Raver resigned. Her term ran through Dec. 31, 2009.

Board members have set a tight schedule to appoint a replacement in order to give the new member time to file a petition for the November ballot. Nominating petitions must be submitted to the Board of Elections by 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 20.

Anyone interested in serving on the board should mail a letter of interest and resume to the LUT District Office, 621 Washington St., Baltimore, OH 43105 or email Superintendent Paul Mathews at mathewsp@!libertyunion.org. Letters and resumes must be received by noon on Thursday, August 13. All qualified candidates will be scheduled for a personal interview with school board members at a special board meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 15 in the high school library. Anyone with questions should email Mathews or call him at (740) 862-4171.

Liberty Union got some very good news when the site preparation bids for the new middle school were opened July 17. Stover & Turner Excavation, Inc. is the apparent low bidder at $300,681. The original estimate for the work was $475,000.

Mathews said the significant savings will provide a cushion should additional soil borings require some additional soil work. Bids for the rest of new middle school and high school renovation will go out later this month. "We've got our fingers crossed," Mathews said.

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