SISTERS, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Sisters School Board appointed David Thorsett to fill position #2 after interviewing five applicants for the open board seat on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
“We had a very difficult decision to make because each candidate was incredibly qualified. Each spoke of wanting to give back to their community and I hope each candidate will consider future openings,” according to board chair Jay Wilkins.
Thorsett had registered to run for a board seat in the May elections, but withdrew his candidacy after learning he would be running directly against an incumbent board member, Jeff Smith.
“I was excited to run in the election process for a board seat, but didn’t realize it required you to run for a specific seat. Jeff has so much experience and institutional knowledge. I am thrilled about this outcome because I will be able to learn a lot from him."
Thorsett has four children enrolled in the district. He will be sworn in at the Dec. 11 board meeting.
The school board also accepted Amanda Clark’s resignation from the board for personal reasons - see her letter below.
“Amanda has been an incredibly effective board member across her two terms on the board,” says board member Don Hedrick. “She was instrumental in so many areas: passing the school bond, oversight of the bond implementation, overhauling the superintendent evaluation process, working on the district’s Mission and Vision work and so much more. I really enjoyed working with her and can’t explain how much she’ll be missed.”
The board will appoint a board member to fill Clark’s position. Applications are due by Dec. 13. Please contact Mel Petterson for an application.
For additional information, contact Mel Petterson - firstname.lastname@example.org - (541) 849-8521, Ext. 5002.
November 19, 2019
Sisters School District
525 E. Cascade Ave.
Sisters, OR 97759
Dear Curt and Sisters School Board,
It is with regret that I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign my position on the Sisters School Board of Directors, effective immediately.
My other commitments have become too demanding for me to be able to fulfill the requirement of my position on the board, and I feel it is best for me to make room for someone with the time and energy to devote to the job.
It has been an honor to serve the Sisters community and I am proud and grateful for all that we have accomplished over the last four years.
If I can be of any assistance during the transition, please don’t hesitate to reach out.