PROSSER -- The Prosser School District again is needing to fill a vacancy on its board of directors.
Prosser School Board President Jermey Tuttle, who is unopposed and up for re-election in November, handed in his resignation letter this week and it was accepted by the board Thursday.
Tuttle recently sold his home and though he is staying in the school district, he no longer lives in the area assigned to his board seat, said Superintendent Ray Tolcacher.
This is the third time since early June a board member has left the board because of a move.
"I've never had this many vacancies," Tolcacher said.
Travis Davis resigned just after Prosser High School's graduation because he moved to the Tri-Cities, leading to the appointment of Bruce Matsumura. Former board president Tim Rankin resigned in August when he moved to the Midwest for a new job.
It is possible for board members who move out of their seat's assigned area but remain in the district to remain on the board.
But Tolcacher said that because Tuttle's term is coming to an end, state law requires he leave his seat.
"He's still on the ballot, unfortunately," Tolcacher said. "He's going to get re-elected to a seat he can't take."
The district is interviewing candidates for Rankin's seat Monday, and Tuttle could find his way back onto the board that way.
He's moved into the area assigned to that seat. Tolcacher said Tuttle has said he'd like to be considered, but it will ultimately be up to the other board members.
And the board is in store for more change: board member Win Taylor's term is up in November, and he is not running for re-election. William "Bill" Jenkin is on the ballot unopposed for the seat.
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