Five vie for Farmington school board seat

Farmington school board members will interview candidates June 23 and 27, then select one to replace trustee Howard Wallach, who is stepping down effective June 30.

These five applicants will be interviewed on June 23:

  • William Lubaway – 6 p.m.
    • A 40-year district resident, Lubaway was a school board candidate in 2014. His children and grandchildren have attended Farmington Public Schools, and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
  • Rajiv Shah – 6:30 p.m.
    • Shah is the father of a Harrison High junior and has lived in the district for 13 years. He works as a project manager and holds an MBA in Finance, a Post-Graduate Diploma Operations Management, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree.
  • Donald David – 7 p.m.
    • David has lived in the district for two-and-a-half years, and has children at Harrison and Highmeadow Common Campus. He has worked as a technology consultant and holds an Executive MBA, a Bachelor in Business Administration, and Project Management Professional designation.
  • James Stark – 7:30 p.m.
    • A 23-year resident of the district, Stark has children at Farmington High School. He has been an active school volunteer and has leadership experience with service on boards and commissions.
  • Fritz Beiermeister – 8 p.m.
    • Beiermeister holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, and a Master’s degree in Management. A 19-year district resident, he was active in the capital bond campaign, served on the Capital Planning Advisory Committee and Citizen Bond Spending Oversight Team.

Finalists will participate in a second round of interviews on June 27, 6 p.m., and officials will deliberate and make an appointment after that session. All of the interviews will be held at the Lewis Schulman Administrative Center, 32500 Shiawassee, Farmington, and are open to the public. The interviews will also be cablecast live on TV-10.

The newly appointed trustee will begin board service on July 19 and serve until results from the November 8, 2016 school board election are certified.