The Sedgwick school board will be looking to fill a seat after the first of the year as Brenda DeHaven announced earlier this month she would leave the board as of Jan. 1.


The Sedgwick school board will be looking to fill a seat after the first of the year as Brenda DeHaven announced earlier this month she would leave the board as of Jan. 1.

DeHaven spent 10 years on the board in position No. 2. She was appointed to her seat in 1998 and won election to subsequent terms.

Her term will expire in spring 2011.

No reason for DeHaven’s departure was given, and she did not return a call from the Kansan.

“She is leaving amicably,” Sedgwick Superintendent Mike Hull said. “She has been a great board member for 10 years, and we appreciate her service.”

Applications will be taken from interested persons to fill the open position, Hull said.

The district will mail questionnaires after the first of the year to interested parties, he said.

A person from a pool of applicants will be appointed by the remaining school board members. Hull said the vacant position will be filled no earlier than February.

Sedgwick has a seven-member board. As are all school board members in the state, the Sedgwick board members are unpaid. The board meets on the second Monday of the month.

“They need to like children,” Hull said of the board-member applicants. “They need to like teachers and have good common sense.”

For more details on applying for the vacant seat and a map of the district in which the vacancy exists, contact the USD 439 central office at 772-5783.