Bismarck RV Board of Directors Looking to Fill Two Vacancies

Following the October board meeting, the Bismarck Board of Education is seeking to fill two vacancies among its members.

Member Terry Skinner resigned at the October board meeting due to a new job. The new position will be more demanding of Skinner’s time.

Member Matt Dunn resigned in August due to a move out of the district and would therefore not be able to serve.

The positions, once filled, will serve on the board until the April 2023 elections. Anyone interested in serving on the board will be required to submit a letter of interest, phone number and email address, and qualifications to the Bismarck School District Administration Office, located at 165 Campus Dr., by Friday at noon. A resume is recommended.

To be considered, an individual must be a citizen of the United States, a registered taxpayer in the district, a resident of Missouri for at least one year, and be at least 24 years old.

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Anyone in default of payment of any tax, including state income tax, personal property tax, municipal tax or property taxes on their residence will be disqualified.

Disqualification of interested applicants may also occur if the person is a registered sex offender or is required to be registered as a sex offender under state law; or if the person has been convicted or pleaded guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under federal law, or a felony under Missouri law, or has been convicted of an offense in another state , which would be considered a felony in the state of Missouri.

After reviewing the submitted documents, the board will schedule interviews with the selected candidates. Not everyone who applies is guaranteed an interview, nor guaranteed that both positions will be appointed immediately. Interviews are scheduled to take place on the same day as the School Council meeting, November 17, at a time to be determined.

Any questions or concerns regarding the role and responsibilities of a board member may be directed to Superintendent Dr. Michael Silvy at 573-734-6111, ext. 3.

“These two men invested time and effort to make Bismarck a great school, using diverse talents and life experiences to serve the school. They will be missed,” Silvy said of outgoing members Skinner and Dunn.

In other cases counsel:

  • Accepted Pete Jones’ resignation from the caretaker job and hired Levi Lincoln for a caretaker job.
  • Hired Shawn Burbank as a substitute teacher for the district.
  • Discussed the end of TylerSIS and started discussing the transition to a different student information system.
  • Set the date for the November board meeting for November 17 at 6 p.m.

Danielle Thurman is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at or 573-518-3616.

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