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School Board candidate information session July 24

Aerial view of Kuhlman stadium with water tower in foreground.
School Board candidate information session July 24

Persons interested in being a candidate for the 2019 School Board election should plan to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Edina Community Center, Room 349. Superintendent John Schultz and several School Board members will talk about the responsibilities and work of the Board, and answer questions from those considering becoming a candidate.

Voters in the Edina school district will elect three members to the School Board this fall as the terms of Amir Gharbi, Sarah Patzloff and Leny Wallen-Friedman expire in early January 2020.

The Edina School Board is made up of seven citizens who are elected at large by voters residing in the school district. Members are elected to four-year overlapping terms, with elections held every two years. At the end of a four-year term, members may run for re-election to successive terms. Terms begin the first Monday in January after the election.

The filing period for School Board candidates is July 30 through Aug. 13. An Affidavit of Candidacy must be filed at the Edina Public Schools District Office within that period of time. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except Aug. 13, when the office will remain open until 5 p.m.)

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.