Oakland Schools board appoints Farmington Schools trustee

Pam Green
Pam Green (contributed)

The Oakland Schools Board of Trustees on Tuesday appointed Pam Green to fill the unexpired term of former Farmington Public Schools (FPS) board president Jim Stark, who resigned in October.

Green was the top vote-getter in the November 6 election. She’ll serve until December 31, then resign to begin her six-year term.

Oakland Schools officials were tasked with making the appointment after FPS trustees failed to appoint Stark’s successor within 30 days. Four board members interviewed 10 candidates, including current trustees David Turner and Mark Przeslawski. Turner did not run for re-election and Przeslawski lost his board seat in November.

The final vote split between Turner and long-time district volunteer Jennifer Garland.

When Green resigns, the 30-day clock will start again. The new appointee would serve through 2020, when the next school board election is held. Stark’s original term expires in 2022.

Correction: The length of Stark’s original term was incorrectly reported in the original version of this post.