Information session set for prospective board candidates

Ann Arbor Public Schools Trustees Glenn Nelson and Irene Patalan will discuss the roles and responsibilities of school board members during an informational session on Wednesday, June 30 at the Balas Administration Building, 2555 S. State St., Ann Arbor.

The session, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is designed to share information with prospective candidates to the school board. There will be five seats open on the board this fall; board members will be elected during the Nov. 2 General Election. All terms will begin Jan. 1, 2011.

Open this fall will be:
• Two four-year terms, expiring Dec. 31, 2014
• One 2-year term (to fill vacancy), expiring Dec. 31, 2012
• Two 1-year terms (to fill vacancies), expiring Dec. 31, 2011

Deadline to file for these open seats will be 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10. Petitions may be picked up from the office of the Washtenaw County Clerk, Election Division, 200 North Main St., Ann Arbor and candidates must file their completed petitions there as well. (Candidates must withdraw by 4 p.m. Aug. 13 or their names will automatically appear on the ballot.)

For more information, call 734-222-6730 or visit

A candidate information forum will be scheduled for a date in August.

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