There will be nine individuals running for four open positions on the Lawrence School Board, but ten names will appear on the ballot. Diane Lindeman filed her application to run on time, but since then said she will not be competing for a spot because of personal reasons. In a phone interview she said she felt she could not give the campaign the time it deserved. Her name will appear on the ballot, but she will not accept a school board position.
Elected school board members will join Mark Bradford, Bob Byers and Vanessa Sanburn to form the seven-person team. They will be charged with adjusting to budget cuts and maintaining the quality of education in Lawrence.
Marlene Merrill is the only incumbent. Bradford, Byers and Sanburn’s terms expire in 2013.
Voters can select four or fewer candidates on their ballots.
This is a non-partisan election.
You can watch a forum for the Lawrence school board candidates on Tuesday, March 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. on Knology Channel 25.