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Paul Pitton resigning from Mesa Co. Valley School District 51 Board of Education

His resignation leaves a vacancy for District B
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 9:40 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 5:28 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Mesa Co. Valley School District 51 Board of Education is looking to fill a vacancy now that Paul Pitton, Vice President and District B Director, has submitted his resignation.

Pitton was elected to the board in Nov. 2015 and reelected Nov. 2019. He served a total of six years on the board. Pitton is a former teacher at Palisade High School and currently coaches football at Grand Junction High School. According to a press release from D51, Pitton is resigning from the board to spend more time with his family and to concentrate on coaching.

Those interested in applying to fill Pitton’s vacancy need to submit a cover letter, resume, and a sworn affidavit attesting to their qualifications for office to Board Secretary Bridget at 2115 Grand Ave. Applicates must also answer a questionnaire found on the D51 website. All these materials must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Board members will individually review all applications and select candidates to be interviewed. According to the district, selected candidates will be interviewed at a public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Those interested in applying must meet certain qualifications to be considered. Those requirements include 12 straight months of being a district elector prior to the date of appointment. Additionally, any replacement must be a current resident in District B.

Director District B boundaries mostly encompass the Redlands east of Redlands Parkway, western Orchard Mesa, Gateway, Glade Park, and parts of downtown Grand Junction, south downtown, and northwest Grand Junction south of G Road and west of Seventh Street.

For more information and to access the questionnaire for this vacancy, please visit d51schools.org/schoolboardvacancy.

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