School Board members in Jerseyville have asked for the removal of one of their own from office. A vote of no confidence was taken earlier this week against board member Don Mellenthin and now the board is asking the regional superintendent of education to remove him.

Board members cite Mellenthin's absenteeism as their reason for seeking that judgement. He has not attended a meeting since October and has allegedly missed 12 of the board's 24 meetings since he was elected in April 2011.

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