Many school board seats up for election
Interested candidates must live within the boundaries of the school district they wish to run for and live in the Trustee Area of representation.
In a notice given to school boards by the Lassen County Office of Education, it says, if the number of candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies and a petition has not been filed by Wednesday, Aug. 13 to hold an election, those who have filed papers are declared winners of the election and shall be seated at the organizational meeting of the board.
In the event no one files or is nominated or the vacancies exceed the candidates, the governing board shall appoint a qualified person at a meeting prior to the day fixed for the election. The appointees will be seated at the organizational meeting.
If no one is nominated to an office prior to making an appointment to the office, the governing board shall publish a notice once in a newspaper of general circulation, published in the district, stating the board intends to make an appointment and informing persons of the procedures available for applying for the office.
School board seats available are:
Big Valley Joint Unified School District
Four seats are up for election on the Big Valley school board.
A seat from Trustee Area 1, held by Connie Signs, is available with a term ending date of Dec. 3, 2010.
Other available seats with terms ending on Dec. 7, 2012 are Trustee Area 1, held by Laurence Crabtree; Trustee Area 2, held by Sharmie Stevenson; and Trustee Area 3, held by Gary Martin.
Fort Sage Unified School District
The Ft. Sage Unified School District Board of Trustees has three seats available.
Two seats in Trustee Area 2, currently held by Kathy Catron and Tim Holabird, are up for election. The terms will end on Dec. 7, 2012.
One seat from Trustee Area 3 is also up for election, with a term ending on Dec. 3, 2010.
Two seats currently held by Rich Sanchez and Dr. Ron Fredrickson are up for election. The terms will end on Dec. 7, 2012.
Four seats are available on the Johnstonville Elementary School board.
Two seats with terms ending on Dec. 3, 2010 are up for election. Meghan Lewman and Joan Schmidt currently hold those seats.
Seats held by Scott McCullough and Maggie Reuck are up for election, with the term ending on Dec. 7, 2012.
Lassen Community College
Four seats are available on the Lassen Community College Board of Trustees. All terms will end on Dec. 7, 2012.
Available seats are Trustee Area 1, held by Rocky Deal; Trustee Area 3, held by Chris Click; Trustee Area 4, held by Tom Hammond; and Trustee Area 5, held by Doc Blevins.
Lassen County Board of Education
Four seats are available on the Lassen County Board of Education. All terms will end on Dec. 7, 2012.
Available seats are Trustee Area 1, held by Todd Swickard and Dan Owens; Trustee Area 3, held by Rich Fitzer and Trustee Area 5, held by Jason Pete.
Lassen Union High School District
For the Lassen Union High School District Board of Trustees, two seats currently held by Karen Bradbury and Ken Theobald are up for election. The people who are elected will serve a full term ending on Dec. 7, 2012.
Ravendale-Termo Elementary School District
Two seats are available in Ravendale-Termo School District, with terms ending on Dec. 7, 2012. Jim Stokes and Andrew Taylor currently hold the seats.
Richmond Elementary School District
Three seats are available in the Richmond School District.
Two seats, held by Jan DeMers and Richard Nielsen, are up for election with terms ending on Dec. 7, 2012.
One seat, with an ending term of Dec. 3, 2010, is also available. Lisa Liband currently holds the position.
Shaffer Union School District
Two four-year seats, held by Everett Heard and Will Zinn, are up for election on the Shaffer School Board.
During the last school year, Aaron Riedel was appointed to the board to replace Mike Ratkey, who moved out of the district. The seat is up for election, with a term ending on Dec. 3, 2010.
Susanville School District
Three seats are up for election on the Susanville School District Board of Trustees.
Seats held by Amy Cain and John Murrer are available, with terms ending on Dec. 7, 2012.
Board trustee Llaniss Dickinson recently resigned and the board passed a resolution to fill her seat in the Tuesday, Nov. 4 meting. The term will expire on Dec. 3, 2010.
Westwood Unified School District
Two seats are available in the Westwood school district with terms ending on Dec. 7, 2012. Christi Cox and Benny Wallace currently hold the seats.
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