SACS whittles hefty list to four Board of Trustees finalists

Southwest Allen County Schools (SACS)
Southwest Allen County Schools (SACS)(SACS)
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 6:59 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Four finalists remain under consideration for an open seat on the Southwest Allen County Board of Trustees, the district said on Monday.

The contenders are on a shortened list that began with 29 names. The applicants are seeking to complete the unexpired term of Tom Rhoades, who stepped down earlier this month leaving an open seat for Aboite Township.

The finalists are: Emery McClendon, Jeff Maines, Doug Copley, and Vincent Bloomfield. One of those individuals may be chosen at a meeting on Dec.1, if the Board reaches a consensus. If not, a Circuit Court judge will fill the opening, the district said.

The new Board member will be eligible to run for reelection -- for a full term -- in November 2022.

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