Archive for Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Realignment changes school board election

January 15, 2003

Those interested in running for a seat on the Baldwin Board of Education need to take a close look at the board member districts before filing Tuesday.

A recent realignment of the districts has changed what seats are up for election in each one.

"It's really confusing for all of us until we get used to it," Supt. James White said.

Four board member seats held by Alison Bauer, Barbara Johnson, Linda Rogers and Curtis Trarbach will be up for election. Board members Chip Hornberger, Lonnie Broers and Ed Schulte still have two years of their terms left to serve.

Because of the realignment, District 1 will have position No. 1 up for election for a four-year term. Hornberger will complete his term as position No. 4 in District 1. His position will be open in the 2005 election.

District 2 will not have any positions open for election. Broers and Schulte, who fill positions No. 2 and 5 respectively, will complete their terms in 2005.

In the 2005 election, the No. 2 position will be a two-year term and the No. 5 will be a four-year term, which White said will allow for a rotating election schedule.

District 3 will have both positions No. 3 and 6 open for election. Position 3 will be a four-year term and No. 6 will be a two-year term in order to get them back on alternating election schedules.

The at-large position will also be open for election this year as a four-year term.

Residents of Baldwin or USD 348 must file by noon Tuesday with the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St. in Lawrence.

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