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August 24 last day to file for school boards - 4 to be elected here

August 3, 2012

    Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that those interested in becoming a candidate for any of the three public school boards in Adams County has until noon on August 24.
    Forms are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the clerk’s office in the courthouse.
    For the first time, North Adams patrons will have the opportunity to vote for school board members.
    Four members will be elected to the North Adams board during November's general election.
    This fall's election, which begins the lengthy transformation of the school board from an appointed body to an elected one, will also mark the expansion of the board from a five-member panel to a seven-member board.
    Voters will elect two candidates from District 1 — which includes the corporation limits of the city of Decatur — and two candidates from District 2 — which includes Union Township, Root Township, Preble Township, and the northern two miles of Washington Township.
    The top vote-getter in each district will receive a four-year term that will start Jan. 1, 2013. The second-place vote-getters in each district will complete the remainder of terms now held by the respective appointed sitting board members.
    According to board attorney Scott Ainsworth, the fall election in 2014 will see one at-large board candidate elected, in addition to one candidate each from District 1 and District 2.

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