GOSHEN COUNTY – Chairman Charlie Harshberger has resigned from the Goshen County School District (GCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees.
Harshberger’s resignation became effective March 17. The district began advertising an open position on the school board via social media this week.
“It comes with huge regret I am resigning from the board,” Harshberger said in an email to GCSD Superintendent Jean Chrostoski Saturday. “With personal issues and health, and this new business, I need to concentrate on family and work. I have enjoyed my last 11 years, but right now in my life, I need to step down. I have too much going on in my life to give back to our school system.
“I want to say thank you for all you do, and I only wish the best for the school(s), you and the board.”
The “new business” Harshberger mentions is 307 Sports Bar & Grill in Torrington, which he purchased with his wife, Julie, along with James and Tommi Miller, in early January.
“We have an excellent – I mean excellent – school district,” Harshberger told the Telegram. “(In the chairman position), you have to give 100 percent. You have to have passion and a drive. The only thing that really matters … is the kids become productive citizens and grow.”
To apply for a spot on the school board – a term which will run through the next mid-term election in November 2018 – residents must submit an eligibility verification form, letter of application, and resume to:
Board Vice Chairman, Mr. Carlos Saucedo
Goshen County School District No. 1
626 West 25th Avenue, Torrington, WY 82240
Or email [email protected]
The eligibility form is available at the Central Administration Office or on the district website at www.goshen1.org. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. Appointments to the board will commence at the next regular meeting on Tuesday, April 10.
“Whoever gets appointed, whoever runs in the next election, run for the 1,800 kids (in GCSD No. 1), not just your own agenda,” Harshberger said. “(Look out for) what’s best for all 1,800, not just one or two. You have to have love and passion for all. Do it for the kids – that’s all I ask.”