Kohler resigns from MAPS board

Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education member Michael Kohler, left, sits next to board president Rich Rossway during a 2016 meeting

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education member Michael Kohler is resigning because of work and family commitments, according to a press release from the school district Thursday morning.

Kohler is a detective captain with the Marquette Police Department. His term on the school board ends in Dec. 2020. Kohler joined the board in 2010.

MAPS is looking for interested and qualified community members who are passionate about public education and willing to serve until Dec. 31, 2018. A new board member would be elected or qualified in the Nov. 2018 election to serve the final two years of Kohler's term.

Anyone interested can submit a statement of interest, work history and volunteer or community service experience to the Superintendent's office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2017. Interested applicants can request that their application remain confidential.

The Board plans to select finalists and conduct public interviews at a meeting yet to be determined. All applicants must be a resident of the school district.

Contact the superintendent’s office if you have questions or wish to submit a resume at: Marquette Area Public Schools Central Office 1201 W. Fair Ave. Marquette, MI 49855, 906-225-4200.

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