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Board Of Education Petitions Available

Nominating petitions for residents who want to run for a seat on their local Board of Education are available.

Petitions must be filed by 5 p.m. April 16 in the Clinton Central School District and 3 p.m. April 13 in the Waterville Central School District. Petitions require 25 signatures from residents over age 18 who live in the district.

Board seats will be on the May 15 ballot along with the proposed budgets for the 2018-19 school year.

In Waterville three seats are on the ballot. The terms of Roberta Williams and Jamie Crandall are up for three years and the seat held by Mark Mowrey is up for two years.

In Clinton two seats are on the ballot for three years now held by Amy Franz and Courtney Zoller.

Brookfield Central School has one five-year term on the ballot, that held by Bernie Whitacre.

Qualifications of member of the Board of Education are that the individual:

1. must be able to read and write;

2. must be a qualified voter of the District; that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be an incompetent;

3. must be and have been a resident of the School District for at least one year prior to election;

4. may not have been removed from any School District office within the preceding year;

5. may not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family;

6. may not be a current employee of the School District; and

7. may not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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