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Three Seats Open for November Elections on the Belmont-Redwood Shores School Board

Dear Belmont-Redwood Shores Community Members,

    This November 2013, 3 seats are open for election on the Belmont-Redwood Shores School Board.   Now, more than ever, our community needs good governance to support our children, educators, parents, and community members.  To learn how to declare your candidacy for the BRSSD School Board and help positively promote public education in our city, here is some useful information: Deadline to Declare School Board Candidacy:  August 9, 2013

STEP 1:  Learn the Basics:  The Belmont City Clerk, Terri Cook, will be hosting a seminar on June 3rd for people who might be interested in becoming a candidate for office. Please see flyer, Candidate Forum Flyer. People interested in elected offices (e.g., city council, school board, water district) are welcome to attend. The purpose of the seminar is to learn about the mechanics of becoming a candidate.
  • When: Monday, June 3, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Belmont City Hall, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 2nd Floor
Please consult InfoSessionThe Role and Function of California’s School Boards and The 2012 Candidate’s Guide (most likely 2013′s will be similar) for further information.

STEP 2:  Get the Specifics:  Attend the BRSSD School Board meeting on Thursday, June 6th at 7pm when the current School Board is anticipated to hold a discussion about the upcoming School Board elections.  On May 20th, a formal request was made to BRSSD to publicize the upcoming election per Board Policy 9221, and we look forward to their discussion. Please consult  BRSSD Board Policies

STEP 3:  Take Action:  Make an appointment with the Elections Official at the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division
by calling the Filing Officer at (650) 312-5222 to learn the final steps and file your paperwork to declare candidacy for the School Board.  Please consult “Ten Things You Need to Know to Declare Your Candidacy for Local Elective Office”.

Thank you for consideration in declaring your candidacy to for a seat on the Belmont-Redwood Shores School Board.  Our schools need you.

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Belle May 30, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Hello, could you please clarify a couple of things. Which BRSSD School Board members are up for re-election? Also, who will not be running for re-election? Thanks.
J Marshall May 30, 2013 at 01:14 PM
From the SM County election website: 4-Year Term, Next Election: November 2013 - Andrew Stulbarg and Brian Matthews. 2-Year Term, Next Election: November 2013 - Charles Velschow. 4-Year Term, Next Election: November 2015 - Daniel Duane Kaul and Robert Tashjian. As for who will not run for re-election, it is up to the current members to declare their intentions.
kim donoho June 01, 2013 at 04:16 PM
There have been countless posts on the Patch regarding what is working/not working in our school district. It's time for some good people to step up to the plate and run for these school board positions. Anyone.....?

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