Alabaster accepting applications for BOE seat

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The Alabaster City Council is now accepting applications from those interested in serving on the city’s Board of Education, and will do so through the end of March, according to city leaders.

Each year, the City Council votes to either reappoint a current School Board member or to appoint a new member to the board on a rotating basis.

During a recent meeting, the City Council announced it had begun accepting applications for one seat on the School Board. The city will accept applications through March 31 before interviewing the finalists for the position in early April and appointing someone to the five-year term during the April 15 council meeting.

School Board member Dr. John Myrick currently occupies the seat, and has declared his intentions to re-run for the spot. The City Council will decide if it will reappoint Myrick or appoint someone new to the seat.

The individual appointed or reappointed in April will serve on the School Board until June 2024.

Last year, the council appointed School Board newcomer Jamia Alexander-Williams to a term ending in 2023. Board President Adam Moseley is serving a term ending in 2022, School Board member Derek Henderson is serving a term ending in 2020, and the seat formerly occupied by Board Member Linda Church is currently vacant while awaiting the City Council to appoint someone to fill the remainder of her term ending in 2021.

Those interested in serving on the School Board should visit Cityofalabaster.com/391/Board-of-Education-Application.

Applicants must be Alabaster residents, and must be able to attend regular monthly School Board meetings and any special-called meetings.

On the city’s website, applicants will be able to attach a résumé and a cover letter detailing their specific qualifications for the School Board. All final School Board applicants are subject to a background check and drug screening.