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School board seats up for election in West, East Grand

Tonya Bina
tbina@skyhidailynews.com

East Grand School District board member Gale Delphia has tendered her resignation.

In a letter dated June 27 to board president Tom Sifers, Delphia says the decision took “careful consideration and much soul-searching.”

“It has been a privilege to serve, and I am proud of the work we have done as a board,” she writes. “I am confident that the board and the entire East Grand School District will continue to focus on providing quality education to all students.”

Gale Delphia was serving a 2-year term, representing District 4, which is the north side of U.S. Highway 40 in the Fraser Winter Park area.

The East Grand School District board plans to appoint someone to fill her seat on Sept. 6. until election day, Nov. 1. That person may choose to run for another full term.

This means four seats on the school district board are up for election in November.

The other three seats, all four-year terms, are District 1, held by Mike Thompson representing Hot Sulphur Springs; District 2, held by Joan Evans representing the south side of Highway 40 in the Fraser Winter Park area; and District 5, held by Melissa Quinn representing Granby.

The East Grand Board of Education establishes policy in the district, which has an annual budget of about $15.5 million.

The West Grand Board of Education is calling for nominations for school directors beginning Aug. 3.

Three director seats are up for election which are presently held by: School Board President Larry Banman, who is term limited, Dean Billington and Brett Davidson.

The term of office for all three seats will be four years. A candidate for the school board must be a registered voter and a resident of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election.

West Grand is an at-large district. A person is ineligible to run for school director if he or she has been convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child.

A candidate that desires to be a candidate for a school director must pick up a nomination petition between Aug. 3 and Aug. 25 and obtain at least 25 signatures from eligible electors who are registered to vote in the regular biennial school election. These nomination petitions will be available at the West Grand School District Office at 715 Kinsey Avenue in Kremmling during office hours.

Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Petitions will be due back into the same office no later than 4 p.m. on Aug. 25.

The West Grand School board of education is made up of seven members who all have full voting rights. Board members serve without pay and are prohibited by law from having a significant financial interest in any business transacted by the school district, with certain exceptions cited in state law. Serving on a school board can be viewed as one of the most important volunteer services in a community.

If you have any questions about the process, please call Linda Haynes at 970-724-1006.

– Tonya Bina can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19603


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