Three applicants for NAdams board seat

    Three applicants for a vacant seat on the North Adams Community School's board of education will be interviewed this evening during a specially-called board meeting.
    Submitting applications to fill the three years remaining on the term of former board member Don Elder were Derek Vrablic, Stacey Bussell and Bob Thomas. The school board will meet at 6 p.m. today to interview the three candidates, but no selection will be made at tonight's meeting, according to Supt. Dr. Wylie Sirk.
    Elder submitted his resignation from the board earlier this month, citing family health reasons. His resignation took effect July 16. The board has 30 days from that date in which to select a replacement for the term that runs through June of 2015.
    The North Adams school board later this year will begin the transformation from an appointed body to an elected one, meaning the upcoming appointment to fill the remainder of Elder's term likely will be the last appointment ever made by the board.
    Candidates for four elected seats on the North Adams school board have until Aug. 24 to file their petitions of candidacy. No petitions for the school board seats will be accepted until July 25