A retired principal and educator has become the first person to officially apply for Beverley Clark's vacant District 6 school board seat.
Carolyn Bond Morrison submitted an application today that stressed her 45 years in education, including 34 years in the Wake school system. She was most recently director of Peace College's education division before she retired.
Morrison listed several things she'd want to support in order to promote high-achieving schools, including:
* Principals are visible throughout the day at carpool, bus lines, the cafeteria, classrooms, and media centers.
* Principals and teachers consistently respond to parent requests within 24 hours.
* All students and school personnel observe 20 minutes each day to drop everything and read books or magazines of their choice.
Applicants have until noon Aug. 27 to submit their paperwork for Clark's seat. Board members will interview applicants Sept. 8 and could fill the seat that day.
The new board member would serve out the rest of Clark's term, which expires November 2011.