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Clawson School Board Seeks New Member

Before his first board meeting, newly elected Brad Batur resigns, leaving an open seat.

He was sworn in last month after being the only listed candidate on the November ballot for two open seats on the Clawson Public Schools Board. But Clawson resident Brad Batur has resigned before his first board meeting scheduled for next week.

In a letter to the district this week, Batur said he isn't able to fulfill the duties of the position. "I unfortunately have too many aspects of my family and work life that take precedent over the position, and I will not be able to provide the time and commitment the position deserves to help the community."

Batur could not immediately be reached for comment.

Anyone interested in filling the seat, which will end Dec. 31, 2013, must apply by 5 p.m. Jan. 15.

Candidates must reside in the Clawson school district, be at least 18 and a registered voter. Interviews will be held during a special meeting later this month.

Send applications to:

Clawson Board of Education, 626 Phillips Avenue, Clawson, MI  48017

Potential candidates may also email Linda.Gould@clawson.k12.mi.us or fax to (248) 655-4422.

Batur and Kevin Sheridan won seats vacated by Trustee Mike Bosnic and Vice President Joe Bedford. Sheridan was the top vote-getter of three write-in candidates, according to cangnews.com. He said Wednesday that he is looking forward to his first meeting.

"I'm a freshman ... I need to get in there and figure out the innerworkings, " he said. "I'm looking forward to serving the community."

Jessica Back January 10, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Please note: The term ends Dec. 31, 2016 NOT 2013.

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