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Search to Fill Watts' Vacated School Board Seat Begins

Former Board of Education member Chris Watts resigned April 18 at the behest of the Board, whose members sought to proceed with their duties without the distraction of internet sex crime charges filed against the former board member.

The Democratic Town Committee announced Tuesday it has begun the process of filling the Board of Education seat vacated by Christopher Watts.

Having been charged with making an effort to schedule a sexual liason with a 14-year-old girl in an internet chat room, .

Watts is the second democrat and third school board member to submit his resignation since the November 2011 municipal election.

Finding a replacement for Watts will begin with an interview process, according to a statement released by Windsor's DTC. 

The Committee is currently seeking interested candidates, and plans to interview those candidates on Mon., April 30.

"The Town Committee hopes to find a candidate with a commitment to public educaiton and working to improve Windsor public schools," DTC Chair Leo Canty said Tuesday.

"Experience in education, finances, community relations and other areas that compliment the decisions the (Board of Education) must make are always helpful."

The DTC plans to nominate a replacement for Watts' at its May 3 meeting, and, if approved, that individual will be recommended to the Board of Education for a vote.

Those interested in interviewing for the vacant seat on Windsor's Board of Education are encouraged to contact Democratic Town Committee Chair Leo Canty by calling 860-794-6075 or via e-mail at unionleo@aol.com.

tchjjal April 25, 2012 at 02:57 PM
The interested candidates should go through a grueling interview session with questions for instance like "Do you know right from wrong"!

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