Ten people have submitted applications to fill the soon-to-be-open West End seat on the Richmond School Board, according to records obtained by Richmond Magazine through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The division has advertise the opening since early December. Glen Sturtevant, who has held the seat since 2012, is expected to step down next week when he is sworn into the Virginia Senate, following his victory in the contentious 10th district race last November.
Applications were due to School Board clerk Angela Lewis on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The School Board will interview selected applicants on Jan. 19, then hold a public hearing to gather input on the decision on Feb. 1. The board will choose Sturtevant's successor at a special meeting scheduled on Feb. 8.
The replacement will come in at a pivotal time; the school board is scheduled to pass a proposed budget next month for consideration by City Council. It is also in the process of determining a long-term plan to update the district's facilities.
The current term ends Dec. 31, 2016, meaning whoever is appointed will have to run in the November elections should they want to retain the seat.
The applicants are: