The Spellman Administration Building in West Chester will be a the site of a job fair of sorts Monday night, as prospective candidates to fill the opening on the West Chester School Board will be interviewed by the eight board members.
One board member knows what's he's looking for in a candidate: electability. Board president Rogers Vaughn said that he is looking for a candidate who would have the political support to then win a full term in the November elections.
The interviews, which will start at 6 p.m. and run until the monthly board meeting at 8, will be open to the public. The building is at 829 Paoli Pike in West Chester.
"We want to make sure that the person we appoint is probably going to be elected this November," said Vaughn. The vacancy, caused when Joseph P. Green Jr. resigned on Feb. 5, runs through December, when Green's term ends.
"It takes a while for someone to get up to speed, and we'd much rather have that person win in November and stay on," said Vaughn.
Vaughn pointed to party endorsements as a predictor of candidates who could win in November. Many school board candidates seek the endorsement of both Republican and Democratic parties.