MUNSTER | Veteran Munster School Board member Carrie Wadas has resigned her position on the board because she is moving to a neighboring community.
Wadas, who has been on the School Board for more than 20 years, resigned effective Jan. 12. Wadas is moving to Crown Point to be closer to her husband's dental practice, Munster Superintendent Richard Sopko said. Wadas' term would have ended Dec. 31.
During her tenure on the board, the School Town of Munster built two new elementary schools and renovated every other school building. The school district also constructed a new swimming pool and bus facility.
School Board President Judith Florczak said anyone interested in filling the vacant seat should submit a letter of interest to the Munster School Board, 8616 Columbia Ave., Munster, IN 46321. The deadline to submit a letter is Feb. 1 to complete the final 11 months of Wadas' term.
Remaining School Board members will conduct interviews with all prospective candidates, and the board will choose a new member. Candidates must be current residents of the School Town of Munster and must be at least 18 years old. The successful candidate must be selected within 30 days. For more information, call the school administration building at (219) 836-9111.