Run For a Seat on the Unified Union School District Board

On Nov. 3, voters in Westford, Essex Junction, and Essex Town will vote on whether or not to form a unified school district. At the same time, candidates that would serve on a new board, should the proposal be adopted, need to be elected. If you are interested in running for this new 10-member Unified Union School District Board, here’s what you need to know:

Community members interested in serving on the new board must file their petitions with the Town/Village Clerk(s) between September 24 and October 2. At least 30 signatures of registered voters in each of the communities are required, or 1% of the registered voters, whichever is less (i.e. Westford resident needs 15 signatures). Petitions can be obtained at the Town/Village Clerks office.

Terms of the proposed new school board are as follows:

Essex Junction Unified Union School District Board Member terms: 4 total members
One year term = 2
Two year term = 1
Three year term = 1

Westford Unified Union School District Board Member terms: 2 total members
One year term = 1
Two year term = 1

Essex Town Unified Union School District Board Member terms: 4 total members
One year term = 1
Two year term = 1
Three year term = 2

For more information about running for the school board, check out this brochure.

To learn about the responsibilities and work of a school board members, take a look at this video series produced by the Vermont School Boards Association.

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