The Tooele County School Board will be minus one member come Nov. 1.
Tuesday evening the Tooele County School District accepted the resignation of board member Jeff Hogan.
“I have recently accepted an assignment that will locate me in the Washington, D.C. area for six months,” wrote Hogan in a letter addressed to Scott Rogers, Tooele County School District superintendent. “Due this job assignment, I am resigning my position on the school board effective November 1, 2013.”
Hogan, a civilian Department of Defense worker, lives in South Rim and works at Dugway Proving Ground as a scientist and test director. His board district includes much of rural Tooele County including the communities of Dugway, Terra, Ophir, Rush Valley, Stockton, South Rim, Vernon and parts of Grantsville.
First elected to the school board in 2006 in a race against Dennis Sweat of Wendover, Hogan was re-elected to a second four-year term in 2010 without opposition.
He regrets leaving behind the project to build a new school for Dugway.
“I would have enjoyed being on the board when the new Dugway school is built and opened,” said Hogan. “The new school will impact that community in a very positive manner.”
Hogan counts the building of the Community Learning Center and handling enrollment growth along with budget reductions as prominent achievements during his tenure with the school district.
“Opening the CLC was a very positive event for the district and the community and was a significant achievement,” he said. “Accommodating growth with a shrinking budget was a difficult task that was handled well by administrators and the board.”
The current members of the school board will appoint a replacement for Hogan who will serve the remainder of Hogan’s term that expires at the end of December 2014.
The board will accept applicants from candidates that live within the boundaries of Tooele County School Board district 7, which includes voting precincts in Dugway, Ophir, Rush Valley, Terra, Vernon and Grantsville precincts 1.1, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, and 6.
Interested candidates need to send a letter of interest to Board President Maresa Manzione, at 92 Lodestone Way, Tooele, Utah 84074. The deadline for receipt of letters of interest is 4 p.m. on Nov. 8.
Candidates will be interviewed in an open board meeting on Nov. 12 at the Tooele County School District office.