RCS school board member resigns

Vacant seat to be filled within 30 days, board looks for applicants

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published July 9, 2019

 Sandy Fiaschetti, a trustee on the Rochester Community Schools  Board of Education, accepted a career opportunity in California  and has resigned from the board.

Sandy Fiaschetti, a trustee on the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education, accepted a career opportunity in California and has resigned from the board.

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ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Sandy Fiaschetti, a trustee on the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education, recently announced that she is stepping down from the school board.

Fiaschetti, who made the announcement of her resignation to the board June 24, said she accepted a career opportunity in California and has “mixed emotions” about leaving the board.

“I have taken a new job in San Francisco, and while I am thrilled for the new experience and adventure for my family, it does mean I cannot continue to serve. ... It has truly been an honor,” she said.

Fiaschetti was elected to the Board of Education in 2014.

“The board thanks Sandy for her service over the past five years. As board president for two years, her leadership left an enduring mark on Rochester Community Schools,” RCS Board of Education President Kristin Bull said in a statement. “We look forward to hearing from community members who might be able to help carry on Sandy’s legacy of collaboration and big-picture thinking.”

The board has 30 days from the date of Fiaschetti’s resignation to find a replacement.

General duties and responsibilities of a board member include coordinating initiatives with the superintendent, establishing policy for the district, adopting the budget and aligning funding priorities with district goals, determining school facility needs, and responding to community ideas.

Commitments include attending and preparing for the Monday Board of Education meetings and work sessions; participating in committee assignments, which consist of approximately two meetings per month; participating in school assignments, which average about six meetings per year; participating in liaison assignments, which average one per month; and joining in ceremonial duties, including commencements and honors events.

The appointed person’s term will run through Dec. 31, 2020.

The community is invited to meet the candidates during an open house 6-6:30 p.m. July 15 at the RCS administration building. The first round of interviews will follow at 6:30 p.m. If needed, final candidate interviews will be held at 7 p.m. July 22.

For more information about applying for the vacancy, visit www.rochester.k12.mi.us.

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