A Christopher Verde School District governing board member has resigned less than two months after the board was appointed.
J. Todd Rash resigned from the board because his family is moving out of the newly formed district to Scottsdale. Rash was one of three people appointed Feb. 20 to the first Christopher Verde board by Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools Sandra Dowling.
Voters created the new district in the Troon and Rio Verde areas in November as a “transportation district” that would bus students to surrounding school districts instead of building schools. State law required both areas, which weren’t part of a school district at the time, to either join a district or create their own.
Dowling is accepting applications to fill Rash’s seat through April 30. Applicants must have been a resident of the Christopher Verde District for at least a year and be registered to vote in Arizona. Those interested in applying can send a letter of interest, resume and letters of community support to the Maricopa County School Superintendent’s Office at 4041 N. Central Ave., Suite 1100, Phoenix, AZ 85012, or fax to the attention of Hope Olguín at (602) 506-3753.