Austin School Board to interview candidates Tuesday

Published 7:31 am Friday, July 16, 2010

The Austin School Board plans to appoint someone to their vacant seventh seat next week.

Four candidates will interview for the spot at a special meeting of the board Tuesday afternoon; the board aims to hold discussion and make their selection at the same meeting.

Jeff Ollman, Aaron DeVries, Lisa Peters and Robin Krueger will each be given a 45-minute interview in the aforementioned order in the district office conference room beginning with Ollman at noon.

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The board meeting and the interviews are open to the public.

The seventh seat has been vacant since March when the board voted unanimously to oust Curt Rude, deciding a defamation suit he held against the district and a former superintendent posed a conflict of interest. The lawsuit was dismissed by a judge in June.

DeVries and Ollman ran unsuccessfully for the board last fall.

Nine people originally applied for the seat, before the district’s Personnel Committee — superintendent David Krenz, board chairman Dick Lees, former chairman Don Fox and treasurer Jeff Kritzer — narrowed the field down to four.

What: Austin School Board candidate interviews

When: Tuesday, July 20

Jeff Ollman — noon

Aaron DeVries — 12:45 p.m.

Lisa Peters — 1:30 p.m.

Robin Krueger — 2:15 p.m.

Where: District office conference room #1630, 401 Third Ave. NW

Details: Open to the public

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