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District Announces Openings for Livermore School Board of Education

Interested candidates can obtain the paperwork required to file at the Alameda County Office of the Registrar of Voters beginning July 7, 2014 and must be completed by August 6, 2014.

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District has announced it has information available for citizens interested in running for one of four vacant seats on the Board of Education.

Three members of the Livermore School Board of Education will be elected for a four-year term on November 4, 2014. One additional member will be elected for a two-year term. The Board of Education is the policy making body of the Livermore School District.

Its responsibilities include hiring the superintendent, approving curriculum and the budget, and negotiating contracts with the bargaining units in the District. The five trustees serve staggered four-year terms.  

All candidate filing documents may be obtained at the Alameda County Office of the Registrar of Voters beginning July 7, 2014 and must be completed by August 6, 2014.  

One of the most meaningful contributions a person can make to his/her community is serving on the local board of education. In an effort to provide accurate information for citizens to reference while considering candidacy, the District will hold a workshop covering roles and responsibilities of public service as a Board member, as well as the election process.

The informal session will be held Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in the Board Room at 685 E. Jack London Boulevard.

Topics will include duties of trustees, meeting calendar, time lines for candidates, and the California Fair Political Practices Commission rules. Anyone interested in the process is invited to attend, listen, and ask questions.  Being a Trustee of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District does not require a degree in education or a background in politics.

However, it does require a sincere interest and strong investment in the community, its children, and their education.  For further information or to receive written materials from the Candidate Information Night, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 925-606-3281. 

—Information submitted by Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

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