School board accepting applications for seat

Published 9:05 pm Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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With the resignation of Sleepy Hole Borough School Board member David Mitnick for health reasons, the board is now accepting application letters for the vacant seat.

Mitnick, who had served on the board since 2015 and ran unopposed in November, announced his resignation during the Jan. 14 board meeting.

The six current board members will interview and select a person to fill the seat by Feb. 26.

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The letters of application are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 11 and can be submitted by email or by U.S. mail. They should include the person’s reasons for applying for the seat, some public service information and a résumé with references.

Prospective board candidates must meet the following requirements, without exception:

  • Must be a resident and registered voter of the Sleepy Hole Borough.
  • Must meet qualifications to hold office in accordance with the Code of Virginia.
  • Must not be a convicted felon or have been convicted of any crime that would preclude the right to hold office.

Application letters should be addressed to Tarshia Gardner, Board Clerk, Suffolk School Board, 100 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434. Applications can also be emailed to Gardner at