Four school board seats up for election

Those interested in guiding the direction of Blaine schools take note: Four seats on the Blaine school district’s board of directors will be open for elections on November 3.

The Blaine school board is a group of five local volunteers tasked with formulating and evaluating all policies necessary for the operation of the Blaine school district. The board meets for its regular meeting on the fourth Monday of every month during the school year.

Members must be registered voters in the geographic regions they represent. The positions up for election include director districts 1–4. District 1 encompasses Point Roberts and downtown Blaine, district 2 includes areas east and southeast of Blaine, district 3 includes Birch Bay Village and Point Whitehorn and district 4 includes the area south of Blaine and parts of east Birch Bay. Boundary maps can be found at blainesd.org.

The positions in districts 1, 2 and 4 are four-year terms expiring in 2019. The district 3 position is for the remaining two years of a term which expires in 2017.

The filing period for the open positions is May 11–15. Prospective candidates may file in person or online. For complete instructions on how to apply to be a candidate for an open position, visit the candidate information page on the Whatcom County Auditor’s website at co.whatcom.wa.us/auditor. Links to candidate information can also be found at the Blaine school district website.

The current directors will hold office until December 2015, and are also eligible to run for re-election. An informational meeting for anyone interested in learning more about serving on the school board will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the district office at 765 H Street in Blaine.

Any further questions should be directed to the Whatcom County Auditor’s elections office at 676-6742.

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