Las Cruces Seeking New School Board Member After Resignation

Las Cruces – At a special meeting on February 9, 2011, the LCPS Board of Education adopted a process for the selection of a new member of the board to serve out the remainder of the unexpired term of Serena Shoop, who resigned from her position as District 2 board member effective January 31, 2011.

According to state statute and LCPS policy, the board has 45 days from the date of the resignation to appoint a replacement, who will serve out the remainder of Shoop's term, which expires February 28, 2013. That means the board member must be appointed by March 17, 2011.

Anyone interested in applying for the position must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter and a resident of District 2.

Complete information about applying for the District 2 position has been placed on the LCPS website, Look for the dark blue "New LCPS Board of Education Member, District 2" banner at the top of the home page.

Anyone wishing to apply for the District 2 position should fill out the form and questionnaire on the website and submit it to LCPS Chief of Staff Karen Robles at The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 23.

The Board of Education will conduct a forum for all qualified candidates for the position from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 in the board room, LCPS Administration Building, 505 S. Main St., Loretto Towne Centre, Suite 249.

The board will select the new District 2 member at a special board meeting that will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8. The new board member will be sworn into office before the board's regular meeting on Tuesday, March 15.

Additional information about the process for selecting the new board member, Board of Education member duties and a map of District 2 are on the website.

For more information, contact LCPS Chief of Staff Karen Robles at 575.527.5806 or