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The board of trustees for the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, which has a vacancy on its board, Monday decided to seek applications from school district superintendents and educational cooperative directors until Sept. 1.

The board will review the applications and consider appointing an applicant who would fill the position 6 board post until 2021, said trustee Danny Knight of Sherwood.

The post was held by Jeff Stubblefield, who retired as superintendent of the Charleston Public Schools on June 30. The post is required by state law to be filled by either a superintendent or an educational cooperative director.

"We are not going to beg anybody to run for the board," Knight said during a brief board meeting.

The vacant position is one of 11 elected board posts held by working or retired system members. The board's four other posts are held by the state treasurer, state auditor, bank commissioner and education commissioner.

The system is state government's largest retirement agency with more than $17 billion in investments and more than 100,000 working and retired members.

Metro on 07/11/2019

Print Headline: Retiree system seeks to fill empty seat

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