ACPS School Board Vacancy

ACPS School Board Vacancy
Posted on 03/14/2023
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Amherst County Public Schools is announcing the resignation of School Board member Mr. John Grieser.  Mr. Grieser sent his letter of resignation to the Chair of the Amherst County School Board, Mr. Chris Terry, and Amherst County Public Schools’ Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William Wells, on March 13, 2023.  Mr. Grieser served as the School Board representative for District 1. Mr. Grieser’s resignation will be effective Monday, March 13, 2023.

Mr. Grieser stated that the decision to resign was difficult.  Mr. Grieser was thankful for the leadership of Dr. Wells and has confidence in his ability to oversee the school division.  He also stated that he was thankful that the division has a great staff that carries out the mission of Every Child, Every Day.  He further stated that he will continue to support Amherst County Public Schools as a parent and will continue to be an advocate for public instruction.

Amherst County Public Schools would like to thank Mr. Grieser for his service to the students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools and wish the best for him and his family.

Amherst County Public Schools will begin the process for replacing Mr. Grieser immediately.  In accordance with the Code of Virginia 24.2-228, the School Board plans to fill the position within 45 days of the position becoming vacant.  Individuals who are interested in applying to fill the position need to send a resume’ and letter of interest to the Clerk of the Amherst County School Board, Mrs. Brittany McNerney, by 5:00 PM Wednesday April 5, 2023.  The School Board intends to review applications on Thursday April 6, 2023 in closed session.  The School Board will hold a special session on April 20, 2023 to interview the most qualified applicants. In order to be considered to fill the vacancy, the individual must be a resident and registered voter in District 1 of Amherst County, Virginia.

Anyone with questions regarding the procedure for filling the vacancy can contact the Clerk of the School Board at 434-946-9387 or via email at [email protected].

All interested applicants can send their resume and cover letter via email to Brittany McNerney, Clerk of the Board:

[email protected]

or via postal mail to:

PO Box 1257, Amherst, VA 24521 Attention: Brittany McNerney, Clerk of the Board