School board spots up for grab

The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education has four openings and five are vying for them. The deadline to file passed last week on July 26.
Current board members Birgit McQuiston and Scott Taylor are seeking re-election for their seats, while Deborah Porter and Connie Meech are not. Meech, who initially filed, withdrew on July 29.
Entering the race is also community members Nathan Butki, Dana Mermell and Sean Wightman. Citizen Bailey Lambert, who had filed mid-July, also withdrew on July 29.
According to the school district’s web site, the Board of Education “is charged with setting policies that govern the Lake Orion Community Schools. The Board of Education also hires the district’s Superintendent to implement and enforce those policies. Board members serve four-year, staggered terms.”
The winners of the November election will fill the spots vacated as a result of terms ending December 31, 2016.
The school board meets at least once a month, with meetings normally held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. The meetings are open to the public and include time for public participation.
Stay tuned to future issues of The Review to learn more about the candidates as the November election draws closer.