Applicants Sought for Acting Brentsville School Board Seat During Trenum Deployment

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Prince William County School Board

Prince William County School Board

The Prince William County School Board is soliciting applications from qualified voters residing within the Brentsville Magisterial District who may be interested in serving as the acting School Board member for that district during the military deployment of elected School Board member Gil Trenum.

Mr. Trenum, a longtime officer in the Naval Reserve, has been ordered to active duty in Djibouti, Africa for approximately one year. Mr. Trenum, who retains his office, will retake his seat and resume his term upon his return, which is expected to be prior to the commencement of the 2017-18 school year.

A recent legal opinion from the Office of the Virginia Attorney General confirmed the sole authority and obligation of the School Board to appoint an acting Board member from the Brentsville District, who will assume Mr. Trenum’s authority, rights and duties during his military service.

Accordingly, the School Board is asking any qualified voter and bona fide resident of the Brentsville Magisterial District who is interested in serving as the Acting School Board Member to submit the following information to the Clerk of the School Board no later than 4:30 p. m. on August 24, 2016:

An application, available in the School Board Office, Room 3400, Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, or on the School Division’s website at Completed applications can be delivered to the Clerk’s office or transmitted electronically to

• A resume indicating education, experience and residential address;

• A statement of why the candidate wishes to serve as an Acting Member of the School Board; and

• Any additional information the candidate considers relevant to his or her selection.

A special public hearing on the Prince William County School Board’s appointment of the Acting School Board member for the Brentsville District will be held on September 7, 2016, in the School Board meeting room at the Kelly Leadership Center.

Residents may sign up to speak at the hearing by contacting the Clerk to the School Board by telephone or email, no later than noon on the day of the hearing. Would-be speakers may also sign up in person from 6:00-6:55 p. m. on the night of the meeting.

Each speaker will be provided up to three minutes to make comments. Applicants for the position are also invited to speak for up to five minutes. Only those whose names are considered at the public hearing will be eligible for appointment as the interim School Board member.

The School Board plans to schedule a vote on the interim appointment at its regular School Board meeting on September 21, 2016. Contact the School Board Office at 703.791.8709 for additional information.


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