By EMILY R. WEST
Originally supposed to be decided this week, the vacant Williamson County School Board District 12 seat will stay that way one month longer.
According to Williamson County Commission Chairman Jack Walton, the public notice wasn’t put into the newspaper with enough time for members to appoint and vote in October.
“We have to advertise it by state law,” Walton said. “And it wasn’t able to be printed in that 20-day timeline.”
The now means District 12 commissioners – Dana Ausbrooks and Steve Smith – will appoint the candidate at the November meeting, where the full commission will vote.
Susan Curlee previously held the seat, starting in September 2014. She gave up her post unofficially in mid-July on Supertalk Radio on the Michael DelGiorno show on WWTN. It took her nearly a month and half afterward to submit her official resignation to Walton via email. The commission accepted her leaving in September. School officials said they also have received back her district owned laptop.
Even before her resignation, Curlee not had voted or attended Williamson County School Board meetings since May. According WCS Communications Director Carol Birdsong, she didn’t attend in June and the board doesn’t meet in July.
Ausbrooks and Smith will have three options to choose from: Franklinite Nancy Nelson Garrett, former Grassland assistant principal Sandra Juarez and PTA and Page High School mom Kim Henderson.
The Williamson County Commission will meet next Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. inside the Williamson County Administration Complex.