Dell Rapids Public School News


Von Holtum Resigns - School Board Vacancy to be Filled by Appointment by Barb Littel (Business Manager)

Jeff Von Holtum, a school board member since July 2006, has resigned his position due to upcoming military obligations. Von Holtum's resignation will take effect upon the appointment of his replacement. Persons interested in being considered for appointment to this school board position should submit an application to the school business office by August 31, 2008.

To qualify for being a school board member, a candidate must be a registered voter and reside within the school district. Usually a board member cannot be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract or claim with the board. Board members may be paid for their services at a rate established by the school board, up to $75 per day.

The local school board is a uniquely American institution that has made the public school more flexible and responsive to the needs of local communities. A school board member is entrusted with one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to any citizen - helping to plan the education of the youth of this nation.

Although the legal requirements for board members are few, the qualifications needed for effective service on a board are many:

School Board Member Code of Ethics Associate School Boards of South Dakota

For those interested, please fill out an application form and submit it to the school business office by August 31, 2008.

Excerpts from "So You Want To Become a School Board Member, A Guide For Candidates 2007", by permission of Associated School Boards of South Dakota.