“Wheatland and Randall would have one board seat, Twin Lakes would have two board seats, and Salem Lakes would have three board seats,” Hopkins said.
Not without precedent
What is proposed is similar to the commission distribution system used by the Westosha Central High School District. There, the board has one member each from Bristol, Brighton, Paddock Lake and Salem Lakes, and one executive member.
After Monday’s meeting, Wilmot School Board President Laurie DeMoon said she was unaware residents were planning to adjourn the meeting, during which residents were to vote on the tax levy of the district.
“As chairman, nobody informed me of anything,” said DeMoon, who voted against Corona’s election as the meeting chair and the motion to adjourn the meeting. “I think it’s really hard to get school board members to serve. And, we’re a district, I don’t think we should be divided by our municipal boundaries.
She said she also did not know that there are people who think they are not represented.
“I never heard anything about it,” DeMoon said.
The tax levy does not need to be certified until November. It is not uncommon for an annual meeting to be held in October after the state releases its final figures on state financial assistance. The school districts of Paris, Brighton, Salem and Trevor-Wilmot also have their annual meetings scheduled for the week of October 25.