Two school board seats will be filled in the November election and while the election is several months away, the window for circulating nominating petitions is just around the corner -- Aug. 5 to Aug. 28.
Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 5, candidates can pick up a "notice of intent to run" form from the county clerk's office that must be signed by 50 registered electors and returned to the county clerk by Aug. 28. Candidates must be residents of Director Districts II or III, but the signators can reside anywhere in the county. A map of the director districts and more details are available at the clerk's office and at the school district office in Read.
Director District II is located in the Delta area. Incumbent Kathy Svenson said she does not intend to seek a second term in office.
Director District III is located in the Cedaredge/Orchard City area. Incumbent Pete Blair is completing his first term in office and has indicated he plans to run for re-election.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.