Want to run for Concord School Board? Info night planned for Sept. 8

Monitor staff
Published: 9/6/2022 3:51:29 PM
Modified: 9/6/2022 3:47:42 PM

The Concord School District is holding an information night Thursday for candidates interested in seeking a seat on the Concord School Board.

At the information session, which will take place at the District’s central office on Liberty Street at 6 p.m., several current board members will be present to talk about their experiences and answer any questions.

The filing period when candidates can sign up to run for a seat on the Concord School Board opens at 8 a.m. on Friday. The filing period will run for the next week, and will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19.

There are three School Board positions up for election this year, including one District A seat (representing Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4), one District B seat (representing Wards 5, 6 and 7) and one District C seat (Wards 8, 9 and 10). The three current board members who occupy those seats have terms ending Dec. 31 this year.

School Board President Jim Richards is running for re-election in District A. Richards has been on the board since 2015.

Board members David Parker from District B and Virginia (Gina) Cannon from District C, who have both served on the board since 2020, have not yet announced if they plan to seek re-election.

Concord residents will vote on Election Day, Nov. 8, and winners will begin their three-year terms on Jan. 1, 2023.

There is a $5 filing fee for candidacy. Individuals wishing to run for School Board should file within the time frame with school district clerk Patrick H. Taylor at the Concord School District Offices on 38 Liberty Street.

Eileen O

Eileen O'Grady is a Report for America corps member covering education for the Concord Monitor since spring 2020. O’Grady is the former managing editor of Scope magazine at Northeastern University in Boston, where she reported on social justice issues, community activism, local politics and the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a native Vermonter and worked as a reporter covering local politics for the Shelburne News and the Citizen. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Bay State Banner, and VTDigger. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in politics and French from Mount Holyoke College, where she served as news editor for the Mount Holyoke News from 2017-2018.

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