The Mancos Board of Education accepted and approved a resolution to declare a vacancy at the Nov. 13 meeting.
To be eligible for the position, candidates must be a Mancos resident for at least one year and a registered voter.
A letter of statement of interest and qualifications are due to the school board by Dec. 15.
Superintendent Brian Hanson presented the idea of two meetings per month starting after Christmas break.
“I think it would be limited to construction conversation, and BEST and bonds and payroll and all of that kind of stuff,” Hanson said.
Secondary Principal Adam Priestly reported fall test scores to the board.
Sophomore students were given the ASVAB test and raised their testing average from 41 to 46.
“ASVAB is one of those tests that they can meet their graduation requirements on the assessment piece,” Priestly said. “For graduation, as of now, we have 22 of 29 students that have met that requirement as of this test.”
Priestly noted that the seven students that did not meet the requirements were special needs students, who are in a different category and have different requirements for graduation.
Cathy Epps, Elementary School principal, thanked the board for approving a four-day week, saying that she saw less fatigue among teachers.
“For the first time in 22 years, I don’t feel like I need Thanksgiving break,” Epps said.