Skaneateles school board president resigning, district says replacement will be appointed at next regular meeting

A member of the Skaneateles Board of Education is resigning.

However, unlike the vacancy in the Auburn Enlarged City School District where board members cannot commit to a replacement process, officials in Skaneateles are moving fast.

Board President Michael Kell will be stepping down, as his family moves out of the area. He will stay on-board until December 31.

“During its “process review” segment at the November 2, 2021 Regular Meeting, the Board discussed appointing one of the finalists from the September-October 2021 board member search process,” the district said in a news release.

Similar to the Auburn situation, Skaneateles officials said they had several options including leaving the seat vacant, holding an election, asking the community to apply and interview for the vacancy, or appoint a board member until the next election.

“With only five meetings remaining until the May 17, 2022 election date, the Skaneateles Board has decided the most responsible course of action is to appoint a finalist from the September-October 2021 search process at its next regularly scheduled meeting,” the district concluded.

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