Chatham County Board of Education accepting applications to fill vacancy

Pittsboro, NC – The recent resignation of Ms. Melissa Hlavac on September 12, 2022, has left a vacant seat on the Chatham County Board of Education.  The Board has initiated a process for appointing a new member to fill the term which will expire December 2024.  Interested parties are to submit the following application, letter of interest and resume by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. 

The application can be found on the school district website at or picked up in person at the administrative offices at 369 West Street, Pittsboro, 27312.  Completed applications, letter of interest and resume should be submitted to Kristin Guthrie, board clerk, at  or may be mailed or delivered to her at Chatham County Schools, 369 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

The Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7 p.m. in the media center of George Moses Horton Middle School to interview the applicants. The Board will make its selection by majority vote that evening. The new board member will be sworn in at the regular session meeting on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the media center of Chatham Grove Elementary School.  

In order to serve on the Board of Education, a candidate must:

  • reside in school board residency District 1,
  • not be a convicted felon,
  • not have a current conflict of interest situation with the school district,
  • must be a registered voter,
  • must be at least 21 years of age.

The link to the online application can be found here.