Indian River school board seeking to fill vacancy following Fink’s resignation

MILLSBORO – Indian River School District’s board of education is seeking interested candidates to fill a board vacancy following board member Shaun C. Fink’s resignation this week.

Unopposed in his re-election bid earlier this month, Mr. Fink resigned Wednesday, May 27.

Shaun Fink resigned last week fromf the Indian River School District board of education.

Shaun Fink resigned last week fromf the Indian River School District board of education.

Charles Bireley, IRSD board of education president, said Mr. Fink’s resignation letter listed “personal reasons” and some things he was involved in … “in the school district.”

Efforts to reach Mr. Fink for comment were unsuccessful.

As a board member over the past, Mr. Fink vocally opposed homosexuality and inclusion of materials promoting the gay and lesbian agenda and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) terms in the district’s new health education curriculum.

In January, after about a year in the works, Indian River’s board of education approved a unified high school health/sexual health education curriculum that includes factual references regarding sexual choices, sexual health, communicating about sex, sexual orientations and gender roles.

Mr. Fink, pastor at Cornerstone Bible Church in Long Neck, was appointed to the IRSD board in 2012. He faced no opposition in retaining the board seat in 2013. He was unopposed again in the May 12, 2015 school board elections, securing a five-year term as one of the board’s two representatives from District 2, which encompasses portions of Georgetown and Millsboro.

The board of education’s next step is to advertise the open board position for anyone in District 2 interested in filling the board position through June 30, 2016.

Interested candidates should contact Mr. Bireley at 539-9043 or Candidates should apply prior to June 30.

“We’ll give them an interview and we’ll select someone,” Mr. Bireley said. “We won’t be able to do this – to select someone – until the next term is already started, which would be after July 1 (2015).”

The District 2 board position would then be up for election in the May 2016 board of education election, for the remaining four years of the five-year term.

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