File Monday for BOE
Prospective candidates by now should have picked up informational packets on serving as a school board member, as well as the petitions, which must be returned to Schools Secretary/Business Administrator Gary Ottman at 1200 Myrtle Avenue by Monday's deadline.
Three three-year terms are up, as well as a one-year unexpired term. Incumbents in the three-year seats are Martin Cox, Christian Estevez and Wilma Campbell. The unexpired term arose after former Board President Bridget Rivers resigned in December, following her November election win as Fourth Ward City Council representative. The school board appointed Sandra Chambers to succeed Rivers, who was sworn in Jan. 1 as a councilwoman.
Those who file for the four seats will have about seven weeks to campaign for the April 20 school board election. The public will have a chance to hear their views at several forums, including the traditional League of Women Voters of Plainfield candidates' forum. The League will also seek contenders' answers to three questions on current issues and will publish a candidates' sheet for voters.