Wareham School Committee seeks candidates to fill vacant seat

Applications available until Jan. 24
Jan 10, 2019

The Wareham School Committee is looking for one person to serve on the board until the town’s April 2 election following a resignation.

Rebekah Pratt, who was elected last April, stepped down in December. Pratt said she could no longer because her family is moving to Carver. Pratt’s term expires in 2021. So far, only Jennifer Bailey of Crab Cove Terrace has pulled nomination papers for the elected position.

School Committee Chair Joyce Bacchiocchi  said it was important her board appoint someone to fill the vacancy until April.

“With only four members left, if one member is missing, it’s difficult to work,” Bacchiocchi said during the Selectmen’s Jan. 8 meeting.

Selectmen have since put the call out for applicants. Applications are available in the Selectmen’s office, located in at Town Hall at 54 Marion Road, until 5 p.m. on Jan. 24.

Selectmen and School Committee members will interview candidates at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24. Applicants should attend the meeting to be interviewed. The appointment will end following the election.

For more information, call the Selectmen’s office 508-291-3100 ex. 3102.