The Alabaster City Council Education Committee will meet on April 9 to review applications for the School Board vacancy left by the recent resignation of Melanie Shores, second from right. (File)
The Alabaster City Council Education Committee will meet on April 9 to review applications for the School Board vacancy left by the recent resignation of Melanie Shores, second from right. (File)

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Alabaster sets meeting to review school board applicants

Published 10:37am Tuesday, April 2, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Alabaster City Council’s Education Committee will review the applicants for the vacant seat on the Alabaster Board of Education during an April 9 meeting at the Alabaster Senior Center.

The city accepted applications for the BOE seat left open by the recent resignation of former School Board President Dr. Melanie Shores through March 29, and received more than 10 applications, said City Council President Scott Brakefield.

Brakefield said the council’s Education Committee will review the applications for the position during the April 9 meeting, and will narrow the applicants to the top five before scheduling interviews with the top candidates. The Education Committee meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center.

After interviewing the top candidates, the Education Committee will provide a recommendation to the City Council, which will appoint the new School Board member.

Shores, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was appointed as one of the School Board’s inaugural members in 2012. Her term was scheduled to end in June 2015 before she stepped down from the board on March 14, citing recent health issues.

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