Board of Education Election Filing Deadline

The Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Board of Education will be seeking two (2) qualified candidates for membership to the board during this year’s November 8th general election.

The Board of Education, within the powers delegated to it by law, is a policy making legislative branch for the school district and exits for the purpose of providing a system of free, public education for children in grades K through 12.

The Board has the dual responsibility for implementing statutory requirements pertaining to public education and for meeting the desires of residents. While the Board has an obligation to determine and assess citizen desires, it is understood that when the voters elect delegates to represent them in the conduct of specified educational programs, they, at the same time, are endowed with the authority to exercise their best judgment in determining policies, making decisions, and approving procedures for carrying out the responsibility. ~ ByLaw 0123

Candidates who wish to seek office for the school board must file an Affidavit of Identity and a Nominating Petition no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Wyoming City Clerk’s Office located at 1155 28th Street in Wyoming, Michigan. Election packets will be available at the district Administration Offices or at the Wyoming City Clerk’s office.

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Any interested candidate must be a registered voter residing within the Godfrey-Lee Public Schools boundaries. Petitions for candidacy must contain a minimum of 6, but no more than 20 signatures. A $100 non-refundable filing fee may be filed by the candidate in lieu of a petition.

The term for each seat will run from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2021. Board of Education members are expected to attend meetings approximately twice each month (this varies) and special meetings which will be called as needed.

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About David Britten

Retired U.S. Army Officer, former elementary, middle and high school principal, currently serving as a public school superintendent.
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