Coconino County seeks applicants for opening on Williams and Grand Canyon school boards

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applications to fill governing board vacancies on the Williams Unified School District (WUSD) and the Grand Canyon Unified School District (GCUSD).

VanderWey determined that an appointment to fill the vacant seats will best meet the needs of the communities and districts.

The Williams seat became vacant after the April 15 resignation of David Nenne. The appointed board member will serve from the date of appointment through Dec. 31, 2016.

The Grand Canyon seat became vacant after the April 23 resignation of Judi Beckerleg. The appointed board member will serve from the date of appointment through Dec. 31, 2016.

To be eligible to serve on a school district governing board:

• A candidate must be a registered voter of the State of Arizona.

• A candidate must be a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to the appointment.

• A candidate or their spouse may not be an employee of WUSD.

Those interested in serving on the WUSD Governing Board or GCUSD Governing Board can download the application at FAX, e-mail or mail requesting a blank application or to submit a completed application to: Risha VanderWey, Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, 2384 N. Steves Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86004; FAX: 928-679-8077 or e-mail

All applications need to be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 22. An advisory committee, consisting of district residents and a current board member will be assembled to conduct interviews and to advise VanderWey on the appointment.

For more information, please call Kim Graves at the Office of the Coconino County School Superintendent at 928-679-8070 or e-mail:


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