DELANO, MN – The Delano School Board aims to have a new member appointed by the end of October, following the resignation of Chair Mark Larson effective Monday.
“As you already know, I accepted a job in Colorado and have been commuting the past few months,” Larson wrote to Superintendent Matt Schoen. “As our family completes our transition to Colorado, I feel that it is in the best interest of both myself and Delano Public Schools to step down from the board . . . I have greatly enjoyed the experience of serving on the school board. I am proud of the achievements of the district, and wish you all continued success.”
Schoen said the school board has not yet decided how the new member will be appointed.
“The board can either outright appoint somebody or go through an application process and interview candidates,” he said. “I’m going to be giving them options of what they can do over the next several weeks.”
What is certain is that, in November 2020, there will be a special election to fill the position for the remainder of Larson’s term, which ends at the end of 2022.
In the meantime, Vice Chair Lisa Seguin will assume the duties of the chair. If she is unable to attend a meeting, Secretary Corey Black would assume those duties.
Larson had served on the school board since 2012, and had been chair since 2018.
For more coverage of Monday’s school board meeting, see the Aug. 30 edition of the Delano Herald Journal.