The vacancy sign is now officially out in District 4 and Venita Peyton is hoping to get the nod.
Now that Rosa Gill is officially a state legislator, the school board has begun taking applicants for her position through noon on July 20. Click here for info on the selection process.
Peyton announced on her blog that she's applying for the seat.
"I am not a blank sheet," Peyton writes in her blog. "Most board members know that I've been critical of the system because I don't see proof of all parents and children being treated with respect. I see an unacceptable, internal buddy-buddy system. This is not an appropriate business model."
It would be a surprise if the remaining eight board members were to pick Peyton when there will be less critical applicants vying for the opening.
It's doubtful that board members would publicly say they're not going to pick Peyton because she disagrees with them. But you can expect them to tout the qualifications of the person they pick, especially if it's a retired educator.
Now if the board were to pick someone with higher political aspirations such as Bernard Allen Jr., who has been rumored to be interested in the position, that would say things as well.
(Despite this post, I'm still on vacation this week. The two other posts I've written were done in advance. I won't be responding to comments or questions until next week.)
Changed the application deadline to July 20.