Walch stepping down from School BoardThe Jamestown Public School Board learned that member Scott Walch will be leaving at the end of June at its bi-monthly meeting Monday.
By: BY BEN RODGERS, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown Public School Board learned that member Scott Walch will be leaving at the end of June at its bi-monthly meeting Monday.
“Obviously I have a career opportunity and it happened very fast — not overnight but it’s an opportunity and it’s too good to pass up,” Walch said.
His resignation will go into effect on June 30.
“We know wherever you’re going to go, it’s going to be a benefit to them and a loss to us,” said School Board President Greg Allen.
Superintendent Bob Toso said the district will place an ad in The Jamestown Sun looking for qualified replacements that will serve the last year of Walch’s term. He has served on the board for three years in one of the six city seats.
What has happened in the past is that the board selects three people who are interested and those people attend a special board meeting where one is ultimately appointed to the vacant spot.
After the last year of Walch’s term is up, the person who fills it will be up for election.
“I’m confident there’s people out there who’d look to fill this,” Toso said.