Bulletin Staff Report

After a decade of service, Dave Slaght resigned from the Culver School Board to accept a job in Eastern Oregon.

Slaght was reelected to the board in May after running unopposed for his seat, but soon after his reelection, he accepted a job to be the city manager and recorder for Echo, a small town about 15 minutes outside of Hermiston, according to Pam Halbert, Culver’s school board secretary.

Slaght resigned at Culver’s June 12 board meeting, Halbert said.

Culver School District is accepting applications to fill Slaght’s seat until Aug. 9, Halbert said. She said if there is more than one applicant for the position, then school board members will conduct interviews at their Aug. 14 meeting and select the new member at the September board meeting. If only one person applies, that appointment will likely be made on Aug. 14, Halbert said.

The appointed board member will serve half of Slaght’s term, and the seat will be up for reelection in the spring of 2021. The state of Oregon requires that school board appointees must run for reelection in the next election cycle.