A Grand Island Public Schools Board of Education member is resigning.

GIPS announced in a news release Thursday afternoon that Roger Harms is resigning from the board effective immediately.

“Mr. Harms let us know on June 18 he is resigning from his Ward C position,” said GIPS Superintendent Tawana Grover. “We thank Mr. Harms for his many years of service on our board of education. Combined with his time as a teacher and coach in our community, the number of students he has had an impact on is immeasurable.”

Harms did not immediately respond to The Independent’s request for comment.

State law requires GIPS to fill his vacancy in Ward C within 45 days. Ward C makes up northeast Grand Island. Harms’ term ends at the end of 2020.

Any interested applicant currently living in Ward C can apply by filling out an online form or downloading an application, both available at www.gips.org. A map of Ward C can also be viewed on the website.

The online application asks interested applicants for their resume, as well as what skills they possess, why they want to be on the board, what they can bring to it and what their commitment would be to the appointed position.

Applications are due at 5 p.m. on July 8. Individual interviews will be held at a special board meeting on July 10. GIPS Marketing and Communications Coordinator Jack Sheard said the GIPS board may name a person to fulfill Harms’ position at that meeting or at its monthly meeting on July 11.

For more information on applying, contact Kristi Celmer, (308) 385-5900, ext. 1140, or kcelmer@gips.org.

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