The Oak Harbor School board will interview five candidates for a vacant board seat in the new year.
Former vice president Erik Mann announced his resignation Nov. 28, spurring a reshuffling of board positions. Jessica Aws resigned as president of the school board and was named as vice president. School board member Lynn Goebel was named as president.
Mann had served on the board since 2017 and was reelected in 2021; his term was not up until 2025 but he accepted a position as the executive director for the Hawaii Habitat for Humanity Association in Honolulu.
Mann is the second school board member to resign this year. John Diamond, the former school board president, left in April to take a job in Longview, Washington. The board appointed Nikki Tesch to replace him.
The new board member will begin Jan. 30 and will serve until November 2023. Interviews for the vacant seat will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 9. The meeting is scheduled to end at 8 p.m.
The next normally scheduled board meeting will take place on Jan. 30. All meetings are open to the public and are viewable via live streaming.